Biodiversity Events

Webcast

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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Integrated Development in Population, Health, and Environment: Updates From Ethiopia and the Philippines

December 14, 2010 // 11:30am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ethiopia and the Philippines are leading the way in demonstrating how this promising integrated approach can both improve community health and encourage environmental conservation. Field-based personnel from Ethiopia and the Philippines discussed the opportunities and challenges they have faced on the ground and share best practices across sectors-and across continents.
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A Review of Brazil's Environmental Policies and Challenges Ahead

October 20, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Stressing that sustainable development, not just conservation, must be the focus, Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's minister of the environment, discusses the challenges and goals of her ministry in the coming years.
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Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 22, 2010 // 9:30am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
Economic development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean are intrinsically connected. Experts discuss trends likely to shape the economy and natural environment in the region for the next 10 years.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Burning Season

March 18, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Every year vast tracks of Indonesian rainforest are cut down and set alight to develop palm oil plantations. The Burning Season is the story of Dorjee Sun, a young man not afraid to confront one of the biggest challenges of our time.

And on the Last Day, Plant a Tree: Photography Exhibition by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

October 23, 2009 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This photography exhibition introduces visitors to the activities of the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment, the environmental program of the Aga Khan Development Network. Prince Hussain Aga Khan's photographs portray the urgent need for environmental stewardship.
Webcast

Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. Experts discuss the nature of the industry and the challenges governments and NGOs face in fighting it.

Agriculture, Water, and Food Security

April 30, 2009 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a close relationship between acute water scarcity and acute poverty, and this scarcity will only increase by 2050. A major part of adapting to climate change will be addressing water and temperature changes and their affects on crop production, panelists warn.

Population, Health, and Urbanization

April 30, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to environment and health dynamics, including unsafe water, unsanitary disposal, and indoor air pollution. Experts discuss links between population, health, and the environment.

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