Biodiversity Events

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Innovations and Challenges in Environmental Policy

September 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva speaks on government actions and policies to curb deforestation, dismantle illegal logging rings, and fight corruption among federal employees accused of collaborating with loggers in exchange for bribes.

Parks for Peace or Peace for Parks? Issues in Practice and Policy

September 12, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An ECSP conference explores the rhetoric and reality of peace parks. Drawing on future plans and successful projects in southern Africa, Kashmir, and the Korean peninsula, the speakers debated whether peace parks can protect the environment and promote conflict resolution.

Measuring Impact: A Review of Packard Foundation and USAID's First Generation Population-Environment Projects

September 07, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Packard Foundation hired consultant John Pielemeier to analyze the long-term sustainability and growth of PE/PHE programs. He presents the review's findings.

Trends in U.S. Support for Conservation and Development: A Historical Look at USAID's Environment Programs

August 23, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Africa Program
Catherine Corson, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow, discusses her research on the history of and key influences on the development of USAID's environmental programs.

Beyond Pandas: Animal and Habitat Protection Activism in China

June 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Described by The Wall Street Journal as an "energetic evangelist for the environment," Wen Bo is one of his generation's most active and well-respected environmental leaders.
Webcast

Freedom: A Power for Environmental Stewardship

June 08, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton says freedom—combined with private property rights and respect for the rule of law—creates an atmosphere conducive to environmental cooperation and security.

Finding Balance: Results from a Population-Environment Success Story in Madagascar

May 31, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Former Environmental Health Project Director Eckhard Kleinau reports on the program's results. The event also includes the Washington, D.C. premiere of Finding Balance: Forests and Family Planning in Madagascar, a nine-minute documentary film by Population Action International.
Webcast

Population, Health, and Environment: Evidence-based Approaches to Policy and Programs

May 17, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population Reference Bureau President William P. Butz and three PRB experts mark PRB's 75th anniversary at the Wilson Center.

Conservation and Care in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains

May 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Royal Cambodian Government has created the 400,000-hectare Central Cardamoms Protected Forest in southwestern Cambodia. As part of the efforts to protect this unique habitat, Conservation International has worked with local communities in the Cardamoms over the last year to increase their participation in land-use planning and natural resource management.

New Orleans: Successful Models of Consensus Building in Coastal Restoration

April 14, 2005 // 8:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program

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