Climate Events

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Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue
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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.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

September 23, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," says former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at a forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and ECSP.
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Book Launch: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

September 18, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human beings have harnessed culture and technology to become the most dominant animals on Earth, however we're destroying our life-support system, warns Paul Ehrlich at the launch of his new book.

Cyberseminar on Environmentally Induced Population Displacements

August 18, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The overall purpose of the seminar is to determine if there is consensus on the definitional issues as well as on the magnitude of flows, and what the evidence shows from regional studies regarding the relative weight of environmental versus other factors in displacing populations.
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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.

Climate Change, Trade, and Competitiveness: Risks and Opportunities in a North American Perspective

June 04, 2008 // 8:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
From 1988 until 2000, Canada and the United States pretended to address greenhouse gas emissions, argued Marc Jaccard. The conference assessed the current state and future prospects of state, regional, and federal climate policy in the United States and Canada.

Cement and Climate Change in China

May 16, 2008 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Cement production is an energy-intensive process. It is estimated that China's cement—much of which is produced in energy inefficient, highly polluting kilns—consumes roughly six percent of the nation's energy.
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Land Tenure and Property Policies in East Africa

April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Insecure land and property rights, and inequitable systems of land access and use have contributed to conflicts, and without reform, may become even more likely to trigger violence.
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Ninth Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 06, 2008 // 6:15am12:45pm
Canada Institute
In seeking an interim solution that would allow Canada and the United States to continue to use fossil fuels while advancing necessary environmental and energy security goals, panelists discussed the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a solution.

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