Biodiversity Events

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.

Conservation, Health and Development: Connecting Science and Practice

March 10, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
To save the planet, Jane Goodall stresses the importance of finding a solution to abject poverty and rapid population growth. Greater integration of projects can benefit health, conservation, and poverty alleviation at the same time.
Webcast

Book Launch: Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

January 14, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"There's such a fundamental misunderstanding that most people have about the environment—that it exists outside of us," says Harvard Medical School's Eric Chivian, co-editor of Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.
Webcast

Field Trips: Population-Health-Environment Projects in Kenya, DRC, and Madagascar

October 23, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"People on the forefront [of conservation] need to be healthy…in order to be able to accomplish conservation," argues CI's Janet Edmond. Practitioners share experiences in the sixth meeting in the "PHE: Building the Foundation for the Next 10 Years" series sponsored by ECSP.
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Fertile Fringes: Population Growth at Protected-Area Edges

October 22, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Protected areas are the backbone of biodiversity conservation strategies," so it is critical to examine how population growth is affecting them, says Justin Brashares of the University of California, Berkeley.

Population, Health, and Environment: Value Added From an Integrated Development Strategy (Location: Barcelona)

October 08, 2008 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists examine the links between people and the places they live, seeking to knock down the traditional barrier between health and conservation organizations.
Webcast

Governance of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: A Comparative Analysis

September 29, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As more marine species approach extinction, ecosystem-based management, which governs ecosystems according to ecological rather than political boundaries, may offer the best approach to marine conservation. This is the final event in ECSP's "Fishing for a Secure Future" series.
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Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Amazonia Photography Exhibit

August 29, 2008 // 9:00am6:00pm
Brazil Institute
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.
Webcast

Washington, DC Launch of Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

July 01, 2008 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We're not just talking about environmental change as an isolated phenomenon, but what are its implications to development, to people, to the future of the economy, and ultimately to the sustainability of resource use?" says UNEP's Achim Steiner at the Washington, DC launch of the Atlas.

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