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Robin Chandler Duke Joins Worldwatch Institute Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.—The Worldwatch Institute, a Washington D.C.-based institute providing interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues, announced today that former U.S. Ambassador to Norway Robin Chandler Duke has been elected to its Board of Directors.

World Watch Magazine: May/June 2005

Plus Corporations and Society, Forests that Matter, and More in World Watch magazine’s May/June 2005 issue

Synergising Sustainable Consumption and Competitiveness

Final Report Prepared by Johannah Bernstein for Germanwatch and Worldwatch for Roundtable Held on March 2, 2005 at HANSE-Office, Brussels, Belgium

NAM THEUN DAM: The World Bank's Watershed Decision

For the last thousand years, as kingdoms and countries have fought for sovereignty over Laos' Nakai Plateau, the people there have learned the lessons of the grasses—to bend before the wind. Life has been relatively predictable, marked by continuity from one generation to the next. But the winds of change are blowing again, and this time the strategy of the grasses may not work. By April, the countries on the governing board of the World Bank will consider a proposed high dam on the Nam Theun River. Their decision will not only affect those who live here, but will also set a pattern for decisions regarding hydroelectric dams around the world for years to come.

Kyoto As An Opportunity

The Kyoto Protocol will become official on February 16, offering the world a fresh start on an issue marked by international divisiveness for the last 15 years. Attention now turns to the crucial next steps: meeting the Kyoto targets and forging a new agreement to cover the period beyond 2012.

World Watch Magazine: March/ April 2005

Washington, D.C.—Climate change is already disrupting food production in some of the world's major breadbaskets, and more erratic weather, severe storms, and shifts in growing season lengths will handicap the world's farmers in coming decades, writes Brian Halweil in “The Irony of Climate” (World Watch magazine, March/April 2005).

Problems without Passports: Achieving Security in an Interconnected World

Built upon the findings of the Worldwatch Institute’s 2005 edition of State of the World: Redefining Global Security, “Problems without Passports” will explore how current acts of terror facing the world and the dangerous reactions they provoke are symptomatic of underlying sources of global insecurity, including poverty, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources.

State of the World 2005 - Notable Security Trends

State of the World 2005 - Notable Security Trends

State of the World 2005 - Story Ideas

State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security is an indispensible guide for anyone looking to keep abreast of the major issues affecting our world today. To assist reporters in identifying stories, Worldwatch has created a list of story ideas, linking the issues covered in State of the World 2005 with current news items.

State of the World 2005 - Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The global war on terror is diverting the world's attention from the central causes of instability, reports the Worldwatch Institute in its annual State of the World 2005. Acts of terror and the dangerous reactions they provoke are symptomatic of underlying sources of global insecurity, including the perilous interplay among poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources.
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