Environmental Health Events

UNEP Post-Conflict Assessments: New Tool in Improving the Environment in Post-Conflict Countries

May 25, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental damage sustained during conflict poses serious health threats to the population and prevents nations from recovering. Pekka Haavisto speaks about the history and role of post-conflict environmental assessments.

Book Launch:The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm5:00pm
China Environment Forum
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.

Experts Discuss "World in the Balance"

April 08, 2004 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Project hosts a preview screening of stories from NOVA's Earth Day episode "World in the Balance." The screening is followed by a panel discussion.

Environment, Population, and Health: Development Strategies for a More Secure World

January 29, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond argues that population growth and overusing natural resources lead to societal collapse.

Life in Balance: Partnering to Improve Reproductive Health, the Environment, and Livelihood Security

December 18, 2003 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Integrating population, development, and environmental activities can improve a community's reproductive health and livelihood security, according to an innovative coalition working in the Philippines

Sparing Nature:The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Biodiversity

October 31, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since prehistoric times, human population growth has led to the extinction of other species. Using insights from paleoanthropology, Professor Jeffrey McKee examines the impact of a population boom on biodiversity conservation.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

June 11, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization presents WHO's new "World Report on Violence and Health," which details why violence is a major public-health problem and outlines how public policies can address its causes.

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