Environmental Vulnerability: Multimedia

16 Mar 2009

November 21, 2007 presentation by Gary Schoolnik for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series.

Gary Schoolnik, MD, professor of medicine, discusses how the use of chemical fertilizers and other environmental disturbances are driving the genetic transformation of cholera in Bangladesh and in turn spawning new epidemics of the disease in South Asia.

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13 Mar 2009

New initiatives in agroforestry are seeking to integrate indigenous trees whose products have traditionally been gathered from natural forests into tropical farming systems, such as cocoa farms. This is being done in order to provide marketable timber and non-timber forest products from farms that will enhance rural livelihoods by generating cash for resource-poor rural and peri-urban households. There are many potential candidate species for domestication that have commercial potential in local, regional or even international markets.

20 Jan 2009

A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago (ECLAC-POS) and funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).