Climate Events

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A Climate of Conflict: Considerations for Climate Adaptation in Fragile States

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Negotiators responsible for international climate talks are scientists or diplomats, not development practitioners. But in low-income countries, climate change will primarily be a development issue, warns International Alert.
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Confronting the Crisis of Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

May 14, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Copenhagen climate conference will be "the most important gathering in human history," says the UK's environment secretary, Hilary Benn, at the Wilson Center.
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Seeing Through the Smog: Promoting Sino-U.S. Cooperation on Air Quality, Environmental Health, and Climate Change

May 12, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's three decades as the world's fastest growing economy have brought it an unfortunate primacy in two other categories: world's highest annual incidence of premature deaths triggered by air pollution and greatest emitter of carbon dioxide.

Climate Change, Clean Energy Technologies, and Energy Security

April 30, 2009 // 3:15pm5:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Long term sustainability must be built into government, NGO, and private sector plans, experts say.

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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Asia's Next Challenge: Securing the Region's Water Future

April 22, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The new report by the Asia Society's Leadership Group on Water Security in Asia considers the security dimensions associated with decreased access to a safe, stable supply of water in Asia and provides a forward-looking agenda aimed at averting a water crisis in the region.
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The Challenge for Africa: A Conversation With Wangari Maathai

April 13, 2009 // 2:45pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Almost every conflict in Africa you can point at has something to do with competition over resources in an environment which has bad governance," says Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.

The V Summit of the Americas: Perspectives from the Region

April 03, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel reflected on the meaning of the V Summit of the Americas as a forum for addressing the hemisphere's most pressing problems.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital: "The Great Experiment" With Strobe Talbott

March 12, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global governance will be key to solving three of the greatest challenges the world faces: nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the financial crisis, argues Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution.
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Climate Security Roundtable: U.S. and EU Research and Policy

February 19, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss climate change's impact on conflict and how the United States and European Union (EU) have begun to adapt their foreign and security policies to the threat of climate change.

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