Expanding populations, growing energy use, and mounting resource demands are imposing potentially unsustainable strains on the global environment. Stimson research and analysis on environmental security explores how rising stresses on global ecosystems and shared natural resources could compromise economic development, fuel social conflicts, and undermine political stability in key areas of the world.
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Urban coastal centers are facing unprecedented social, economic and structural risks due to the impacts of climate change. The combination of people migrating from drought affected geographies to coastal cities already facing ocean driven damage to infrastructure due to rising sea levels, increased intensity of storms, and the loss of habitats for fisheries puts developing coastal nations at the epicenter of new security threats.
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Urban coastal centers are facing unprecedented social, economic and structural risks due to the impacts of climate change. READ MORE
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On the eve of the first anniversary the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) of 2016, the Schar School of Public Policy and George Mason University and the Stimson Center convened a group of over fifty experts representing the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the U.S. READ MORE
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Illegal fishing. Yes, Fishing. This growing international problem is a key factor in geopolitical tensions in the South China Sea, piracy off the Horn of Africa, and the deadly narco-trade across Latin America. READ MORE
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On September 14-15, 2017, The Stimson Center in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) co-chaired a U.S. State Department funded U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues. READ MORE
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The world’s fisheries are on the brink of collapse. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) estimates that nearly 90 percent are fully exploited or overexploited and depleted, while demand for seafood continues to increase. READ MORE