Environmental Security

Environmental Security

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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Current Research

November 22, 2019 | EXPERT: Sally Yozell

Although more than a billion people rely on the oceans for food, today the vast majority of fishing grounds are under threat from both large-scale illegal and unregulated fishing and the pressures that climate change puts on already depleted fish populations. READ MORE

July 29, 2019

Featured Canada accedes to the Port State Measures Agreement   READ MORE

July 16, 2019 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

FEATURED NEWS EU lifts Taiwan’s IUU Fishing “Yellow Card,” Forms Joint Task Force READ MORE

July 15, 2019

On July 10-11, 2019 the Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center hosted a workshop with the Ocean Policy Research Institute from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) to apply the Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability Index (CORVI), currently being developed by the Stimson Center, to SPF READ MORE

July 1, 2019

Featured News Liberia signs the Port State Measures Agreement READ MORE

June 18, 2019

Featured News Congressional Hearing on the National Security Implications of Climate Change READ MORE

May 23, 2019

Featured News Somali Pirates Attack Fishing Vessels READ MORE

May 10, 2019

Featured News Food Crisis Threat Lingers Post-Cyclone Idai READ MORE

May 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

Ignoring Bing Crosby’s advice to accentuate the positive, Pyongyang has latched onto what it portrayed as the negative in April 24 remarks by US Secretary of State Pompeo. READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Sierra Leone Closes Waters to Industrial Fishers this Month READ MORE

April 8, 2019

Cyclone Idai Highlights Climate Change Vulnerability READ MORE

April 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Lindsay Getschel

There is no question that climate change is a threat multiplier that plays a role in the instigation and continuation of conflict. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

Distant water fishing (DWF) fleets have roamed the ocean for centuries. Yet in recent years, globalization and innovation have enabled these fleets to become more efficient in their operations. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

The President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has outlined how her government is considering the possibility of building artificial islands as a respons READ MORE

March 19, 2019

The European Commission (EC) recently delayed a visit to Vietnam intended to review the country’s efforts to address IUU fishing concerns. READ MORE

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