State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security
"We need a policy of 'preventative engagement': international and individual solidarity and action to meet the challenges of poverty, disease, environmental degradation and conflict in a sustainable and nonviolent way."
--Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Green Cross International Chairman and former Soviet president, in the Foreword to State of the World 2005.
In State of the World 2005, Worldwatch researchers explore underlying sources of global insecurity including poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources. Find out why terrorism is just symptomatic of a far broader set of complex problems that require more than a military response.
Symposia on State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security
On Feb 28 and Mar 1, 2005, the Institute for Environmental Security and Worldwatch Institute co-organized symposia on State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security at the Peace Palace in The Hague and at the European Parliament in Brussels. The proceedings of the two events with links to a media kit, program agendas, speeches and discussion, and lists of participants can be found at the IES Web site, through the link below.
Supporting Materials for State of the World 2005:
- Trends, Facts, and Discussion Questions
- Global Security Briefs
- Post-Tsunami Aceh: Is the World Watching?
- Peacemaking in Kashmir: From Physical Tremor to Political Earthquake?
- Upcoming World Summit Offers Rare Opportunity to Redesign the U.N. for the Future
- Promoting Environmental Cooperation as a Peace-Building Tool
- Water Can Be a Pathway to Peace, Not War
- Weapons of Mass Destruction and Nonproliferation-The Need for Global Engagement and Threat Reduction
- Climate Change Poses Greater Security Threat than Terrorism
- Youth Bulge, Underemployment Raise Risks of Civil Conflict
- Oil Price Surge Threatens Economic Stability and National Security