Environment Events

Nudging Our Way towards Energy Efficiency: Psychology, Behavior and the Environment

April 23, 2015 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Even as society seeks to improve overall energy efficiency, we make individual decisions every day that have a wasteful effect on our energy use, from driving rather than walking short distances to leaving our computers on when not in use. Please join us for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and how this can potentially improve policy choices in government and beyond.

China and Latin America: Seeking a Path to Sustainable Development

April 16, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
The rise of China has been a boon to the economies of Latin America for more than a decade with Chinese investment being particularly active in the energy and mining sectors.
Webcast

Southern European Energy Corridor: Status, Prospects and Geopolitics

April 14, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
New pipelines are carrying natural gas and oil from the Caspian and Russia to Turkey and beyond to Europe. In this southern European landscape, pipeline proposals like Nabucco and South Stream have given way to more focused initiatives, including the Southern Corridor Pipeline and a newly proposed “Turkish Stream” to parallel the Blue Stream pipeline from Russia across the Black Sea to Turkey. At stake is the energy security of Central and Eastern Europe, which historically have depended almost entirely on Russia for their energy supplies.

A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

April 14, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The pressure on polluters in China is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading.
Webcast

Islands as Champions of Resilience

March 25, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In contrast to the common narrative of small-island states being among the most vulnerable to climate change, their growing experience in climate-compatible development, disaster prevention, and coordinating information and aid in new ways may be a valuable asset, said panelists at the Wilson Center on March 25.

Global Trends, Local Stories: New Films on India and Ethiopia

March 24, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
On March 24, the DC Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center for the Washington, DC, premieres of two new short documentaries from ECSP, “Broken Landscape” and “Paving the Way.” Filmmaker and ECSP Multimedia Producer Sean Peoples will describe his journey from the eroded gullies of Ethiopia to the rat-hole mines of northeastern India during a panel discussion led by the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza, with observations from Sierra Club's Kim Lovell and World Resources Institute's Ferzina Banaji.
Webcast

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals or One?

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being developed by the world community under the auspices of the UN, provide benchmarks for eradicating poverty, protecting the environment, and empowering people and communities. Join us as speakers from USAID, the World Resources Institute, and George Mason University discuss the current state of the SDGs and the challenges and opportunities for comprehensively pursuing the sustainable development goals.
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Webcast

Environmental Review in Canada and the United States

March 18, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Canada Institute
On the morning of March 18, the Wilson Center's Canada Institute will host Helen Cutts, the Vice-President for Policy Development for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for a round table discussion on the environmental review process in Canada and the United States.
Webcast

WEBCAST: The Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium

March 16, 2015 // 9:00am4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) is a four-year project in support of USAID’s Global Climate Change Office. CCRD activities have taken place throughout Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webcast

Panel Discussion of "Under the Dome"

March 12, 2015 // 2:40pm4:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Under the Dome is a powerful and personal documentary on China’s air pollution by former CCTV reporter Chai Jing. Premiering on China’s Internet on the eve of nationwide political meetings, Under the Dome exceeded 200 million views in under a week and sparked a historic social media discussion. The film was initially lauded by China’s media and new Environmental Minister, but has since been removed from Chinese video sites such as Youku and Tencent. Watch the discussion or read the summary here!

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