The University Committee on Environment's China Project is a multidisciplinary research program on energy use and environment in China and in Sino-American relations. The program explores integrated policy responses to greenhouse gas emissions by the world's two leading national sources, the U.S. and China, and to local air pollution problems of immediate concern in China. Over 50 researchers from the two countries comprise the team, working in disciplines that range across natural, applied, and health sciences, economics, public policy, law, political science, and business. (from project website)
The China Project
The Population Situation Analysis provides the basis for an integrated appraisal of the population and reproductive health dynamics and their linkages and impacts on poverty, inequality and development. By integrating a micro and macro analytical approach, the PSA makes the interactions between individual behaviour and demographic dynamics explicit.
UNFPA: eLearning course. Population Situation Analysis
At the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), we examine the connections between natural resources, technology, policy, human health, security, and changes in the global environment. Our staff and students conduct cutting-edge research on these critical problems, and disseminate that knowledge through innovative teaching and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (from website)
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). University of Wisconsin-Madison
"GOALS of EACH-FOR: Its goal is to support European policies, research and the civil society with 'forced migration' scenarios, and cooperate with other migration and environment degradation related projects and institutions by: 1.) Identifying direct and indirect links contributing to forced migration focusing on the interpretation and integration of existing forced migration research; 2.) Investigating correlations between migration and environmental degradation; 3.)Producing a series of case studies investigating the correlation between environmental degradation and migration patterns; 4.) Analysing, synthesising and forecasting environmental degradation processes as they affect migration; 5.) Developing detailed and aggregated forced migration scenarios on the basis of interdisciplinary analysis of local and regional environmental, economic, political and social processes. (from website)"
Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EACH-FOR).
Course Syllabus. The course explore linkages between natural and human systems,but focus primarily on human drivers of environmental and natural resource change and the social responses that such changes precipitate, including individual action, social movements,policy, legal and institutional responses. (from course description)
Kaplowitz, M. and R. Walker. ESP802: Human Systems and the Environment. Michigan State University.
Dryland farming systems in Africa are often characterised as being extremely degraded, vulnerable to external forces, and low in productive output. Global biodiversity loss in areas of land use is a well-attested phenomenon. Ecologists, in particular, are alarmed at how natural biological diversity is being replaced by relative biological uniformity, especially under the pressure of population growth (Cincotta and Engelman, 2000). However, there is good evidence that natural biological diversity may be giving way to another diversity, equally valuable and of greater immediate significance to society, which in this paper is called 'agrodiversity'. (from text)
Kaihura, F. B. S., Stocking, M. A. and Murnaghan, N. Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania. United Nations University.
This report characterizes the demographic profile of Belgium and seeks ways to integrate demographic insights into planning for sustainability in the context of Belgium
Eggerickx, T., Capron, C., Hermia, J., Oris, M., Poulain, M. and Van Der Straten, E. Demography, town and countryside management, and sustainable development. Research contract n° HL/DD/018.
Population-Environment Dynamics: Toward Building a Theory, Monographs of student papers. Seminar: 1992-1998
This page links to eighty-four papers written by students of the course. Each year's seminar was organized around themes.
Drake, William D.; Arlinghaus, Sandra L. Population-Environment Dynamics: Toward Building a Theory, Monographs of student papers. Seminar: 1992-1998. School of Natural Resources and Environment NRE 545, Cross-listed as School of Public Health EIH 575, The University of Michigan.
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that seeks to bring together analysts from the different countries in South Asia to address its development-environment problems. SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in South Asia to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental change and to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies. SANDEE's current activities include: A small research grants program that focuses on three areas: Poverty and natural resource management, Economics of pollution management and health, and Sharing of regional and global resources; Training in environment and natural resource economics and the use of policy instruments; Peer networking and inter-country learning through biannual meetings; and, Information dissemination through publications and newsletters.
South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
The page provides information on the issues of population growth and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay Basin.