Environment Events

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Harmony in the Forest: Improving Habitats for Species and People in East Asia

May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
How can NGOs and civil society promote environmental protection and improve people’s health and livelihoods in remote tropical forests? Two NGOs with innovative programs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea spoke at the Wilson Center on May 30 about their efforts to simultaneously tackle these issues and highlight their intricate relationship.
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The GEF Looking Forward

May 20, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Monday, May 20th, the new CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, Dr. Naoko Iishii, gave her insight on the role of the GEF in international development.
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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Report Launch)

May 16, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change threatens security, one potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts?
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Sustainability in the Amazon

May 15, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Wednesday May 15th, the Wilson Center will host a two part seminar on innovative initiatives aimed at the Amazon’s sustainability.

The Rainforest Continent Business School

May 15, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Institute with the Institute for Advanced Studies at USP hosted a private seminar to discuss the creation and implementation of the Rainforest Continent Business School
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The Role of Local Institutions in Climate Change Adaptation

May 13, 2013 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Effective local institutions are central to society’s ability to respond to the impacts of climate change. Our capacity to adapt is dependent on a wide range of factors with complex institutional arrangements: production strategies, land and water governance, social support systems, household and gender dynamics, availability of weather and climate information, and interaction with external actors, among others. The interaction between local and national institutions is also an important, and often complex, factor.

Water Management, Health and Climate Adaptation in Barbados

May 09, 2013 // 8:30am6:30pm
Brazil Institute
Follow the LIVE STREAMING on Wednesday May 9th
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Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

May 08, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Kate Brown presented "Plutopia", the first history of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia, two communities developed in parallel by opposing nations at the height of the Cold War.

Coal In China: Problems and the Future (in SAN FRANCISCO)

May 07, 2013 // 5:30pm7:15pm
China Environment Forum
Coal has long been the main fuel source powering most of China. But are the health and environmental risks spinning out of control? For the past several years, Greenpeace activist Sun Qingwei has worked to expose the environmental and human health risks of coal mining and consumption.
Webcast

The Farmer’s Dilemma: Climate Change, Food Security, and Human Mobility

May 07, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“Most of the world’s poor are farmers; they share the same profession and the same challenges,” said One Acre Fund’s Stephanie Hanson at a recent Wilson Center event on small-scale farming, climate change, food security, and migration. They are tasked with growing enough food to support their families with only tenuous access to land and natural resources, the most basic of tools, and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns to deal with.

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