Border security is not typically recognized as being tied to environmental changes, but in this recent article by The New York Times, the links are clear. It details how declining fish catches in northwest Africa are fueling immigration to Europe.
By Jon Sohn, Sarah Paraghamian, Richard Chase Smith on October 12, 2007
The following letter was sent to the Socially Sustainable Development Unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank on October 12th, 2007, regarding the proposed Environmental Development Policy Loan to Peru.
This article examines how forestry policy and implementation maintain double standards in a manner that excludes the rural poor from the natural wealth around them. It originally appeared in the October, 2007 issue of Sustainability Science. The original article is available at springerlink.com.
Increase effectiveness of poverty reduction efforts through spatial analysis of ecosystem services. Policymakers will understand and act on linkages between poverty and ecosystem services and improve implementation of national strategies and plans.
The International Financial Flows and Environment Project (IFFE) works to improve the environmental and social decision making and performance of public and private International Financial Institutions (IFIs) by holding them accountable to their investors, to donor countries and to the communities that are impacted by their investments.
The following letter was sent to Kathy Sierra, Vice President of the Sustainable Development Network at the World Bank on September 20th 2007, regarding the launch of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
WRI; Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya; Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Planning and National Development, Kenya; International Livestock Research Institute
This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five Permanent Secretaries in Kenya and with a Foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize).
Antonio La Vina, Lindsey Fransen, Paul Faeth, Yuko Kurauchi
This paper analyzes the environmental and poverty effects of agricultural subsidies. It proposes policy reforms to help developing countries capitalize on subsidy reductions and turn their agriculture sectors into vehicles for sustainable development.