Environmental Security

Environmental Security

The Environmental Security program explores how rising stresses on global ecosystems and shared natural resources may compromise economic development, fuel social conflict, and undermine political stability in key areas throughout the world. Through collaborative stakeholder engagement, Stimson works to identify the roots of these issues and advance equitable, collaborative solutions.

Research and Analysis

August 24, 2016 | EXPERT: David Michel

Toward Global Water Security, a report produced by the Atlantic Council and U.S. Water Partnership, outlines a process for forging a stakeholder-driven, “Whole of America” water grand strategy.

June 22, 2016 | EXPERT: Caitlyn Antrim

The reduction of sea ice in the Arctic has increased prospects for shipping to and from the Northwest Passage, development of offshore oil in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, and migration of fish stocks from the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean.

June 18, 2015 | EXPERT: David Michel

Many of the world’s most critical transboundary waterways are facing unprecedented economic and environmental pressures.

May 8, 2015

The Stimson Center was honored to host a discussion with His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang on the environmental challenges facing the Himalayan regions of India, Bhutan, and Nepal, and his efforts to further resilient adaptations in partnership with local communities.

April 23, 2015 | EXPERT: David Michel

As the world celebrates Earth Day today, the links between environmental concerns and global security challenges are sharper than ever.

April 22, 2015 | EXPERT: David Michel

Last week, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan signed a landmark “Declaration of Principles” on the development of the Nile, provisionally defusing years of tensions between the three riparian nations over their respective rights to the river’s vital waters.
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