February 03, 2010 // 8:15am — 10:00am
Luiz Gabriel Todt de Azevedo of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A discusses the effects of hydropower plant construction on the Southwestern Amazon ecosystem. Christine Pendzich comments on rainforest protection and climate change.
December 16, 2009 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Stacy VanDeveer and Henrik Selin highlight the major themes and findings of their new book, which examines and compares political action for climate change across North America at levels ranging from continental to municipal.
November 17, 2009 // 12:30pm — 4:30pm
The Asia Program and the China Environment Forum host a two-panel event on how nations in northeast Asia are preparing for the UN Conference on Climate Change to take place in December in Copenhagen.
November 05, 2009 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Technology and innovation will be critical for China, India, and other emerging economies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions – and U.S. technology policy can help lead the way, say experts David Irvine-Halliday, Chen Wang, and Anuradda Ganesh.
November 04, 2009 // 8:00am — 11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The second America's Energy Coast Policy Forum focuses on the long-term sustainability of America’s Energy Coast.
Energy Forum 11: Accelerating the Transformation of North American Energy Systems: How Much Should Canada and the United States Restrict International Offsets?
October 29, 2009 // 8:15am — 1:30pm
The 11th Energy Forum brought together senior level Canadian and U.S. government officials, energy industry representatives, and energy experts to discuss the merits and drawbacks of using international offsets as a means of reducing North American carbon emissions.
October 28, 2009 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Amory Lovins, co-founder, chairman, and chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, speaks at the Wilson Center.
October 26, 2009 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
A lone ranger mindset inflicting both developed and developing countries stands in the way of a significant reduction of carbons emissions, but the world will eventually have to put differences aside in order to reach an agreement on climate change, say experts on Brazil, China, and India.
October 22, 2009 // 8:00am — 10:00am
William K. Reilly, the former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the private sector must lead the way in confronting the problem of climate change at the annual C. Warren Goldring Annual Lecture on U.S.-Canada Relations.
October 06, 2009 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
China faces grave environmental security risks from sea level rise, increased water scarcity, and projected temperature change. If China takes no measures in meeting these challenges, it will potentially face a humanitarian crisis that will destabilize the population.