Biodiversity Events

Secure Land Rights and Biodiversity Protection in China

March 07, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
The premier’s prioritization of land reforms stems from the fact that as China’s urban and industrial sectors continue to grow, China is now suffering one of the worst rural-urban income gaps in the world. At least 120 million people still live under the international poverty line, with the vast majority residing in the countryside. Moreover, more than 4 million rural people every year lose their most important assets – land – due to government takings. On March 7th, Roy Prosterman and Zhu Keliang from Landesa will give a presentation based on a unique field study produced collaboratively by Landesa (formerly known as the Rural Development Institute), China Renmin University, and Michigan State University. And Megan Kram from The Nature Conservancy will discuss highlights from the book she authored: Protecting China’s Biodiversity – A Guide to Land Use, Land Tenure, and Land Protection Tools.
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Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

February 29, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Biologists have identified 35 areas, called biodiversity hotspots, which are especially rich in endemic species but threatened by human activities. Can addressing population growth in these areas help conserve threatened species and improve community health?

Shark Loves the Amazon

February 14, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Shark Loves the Amazon Film Screening, February 14, 2012, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, reception to follow
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Social Dimensions of REDD+: Current Practices and Challenges

October 21, 2011 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts come together to discuss the social dimensions of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) as a climate mitigation scheme, with special focus on gender dynamics, effectiveness, and equality.
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Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership

October 05, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
For three years, the World Wildlife Fund, with support from USAID, implemented population, health, and environment projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal.
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Health and Harmony: Population, Health, and Environment in Indonesia

September 29, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park is a microcosm of both the island’s ecological wealth and vulnerability. More than half of the park is undisturbed forest; the remainder, however, “is being torn down day after day” at an alarming rate, said Health in Harmony’s Nichol Simpson at an event on integrated approaches to population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Indonesia.
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Population, Health, and Environment Approaches in Tanzania

July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Tanzania's rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity makes it one of East Africa's environmental gems, but the country is predicted to be the fifth most populous country by 2100, and its rapid population growth threatens to outstrip its ability to provide for its citizens. Two population, health, and environment (PHE) projects currently operating in Tanzania seek to meet people's needs for income and healthcare, while protecting the environment that supports them.
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Book Launch: Human Population: Its Influences on Biodiversity

May 11, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Measurements of "human population density and growth can be used to identify changes in the viability of native species, and more directly, in changes in ecological systems or habitat quality," said Richard Cincotta, consultant at the Environmental Change and Security Program and demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, speaking at the book launch of Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity.
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Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs

April 07, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rural communities in developing countries understand that high population growth rates, poor health, and environmental degradation are connected, said Population Action International's Roger-Mark De Souza. An integrated approach to development – one that combines population, health, and environment (PHE) programs – is a "cost-effective intervention that we can do very easily, that responds to community needs, that will have a huge impact that's felt within a short period of time," said De Souza, who was joined by three other experts to discuss how to improve current efforts to expand the PHE approach.
Webcast

Managing the Planet's Freshwater

February 23, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Karin M. Krchnak, Director, International Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy; Dann Sklarew, Sustainability Fellow, George Mason University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

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