Environmental Security Events

Webcast

The State of the Oceans 2013: Acidification, Overfishing Major Threats to Ecosystem Health

November 13, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
“The rate of speed of change in the global oceans are greater than [that] of any time in known history,” said Karen Sack of the Pew Charitable Trust, speaking at the Wilson Center on November 13. She was joined by Paul Schopf, professor of oceanography and associate dean for research and computing at George Mason University, and Libby Jewett, director of the Ocean Acidification Programs at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to discuss the latest State of the Ocean Report.
Webcast

Risk and Resilience: Sudan’s Livelihoods Challenge

November 13, 2013 // 8:55am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sudan’s pastoralists gained infamy during the conflict in Darfur last decade, when outsiders described the violence as a result of competition between climate-stressed, semi-nomadic herders and sedentary farmers. But Sudan’s pastoralists may not be as fragile as previously thought and could even hold the key to survival for similar groups in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Wilson Center on November 13.
Webcast

The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

November 08, 2013 // 11:45am2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
A new report from the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars looks at how the protocol may affect U.S. researchers working in the field of synthetic biology.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?
Podcast

Making the Millennium Development Goals Sustainable

October 16, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock. While there have been great strides toward accomplishing many of the goals set forth in 2000, there has been little headway in ensuring environmental sustainability, said Melinda Kimble, senior vice president of the United Nations Foundation. Which raises the question: What should change for the next set of global development goals, which are supposed to be even more environmentally focused – the “Sustainable Development Goals?”
Webcast

Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch)

September 12, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the wake of food riots in more than 30 countries in 2008 and the Arab Spring, in which food prices played an instigating role, the relationship between food security and instability demands a closer examination. “There is a lot of data on conflict, and a lot of data on food security, but it’s rarely brought together,” says Emmy Simmons, the author of the latest edition of 'ECSP Report.'
Webcast

Energy Looking Forward

September 11, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
The Managing the Planet series turns its attention to the energy sector in the United States.

IN BEIJING: Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)

August 07, 2013 // 7:30pm8:30pm
China Environment Forum
Three colliding trends—declining freshwater reserves, uncertain grain supplies, and booming energy demand —are disrupting economies, governments, and environments around the world. Unlike food or energy, we cannot grow or easily produce more water.

Cutting Edge Cases: Chinese Environmental Lawyers at the Forefront of Legal Reforms

July 25, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum

Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships

July 15, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Secure World Foundation and the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will co-host a panel discussion, entitled "Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships." Please note, this event will be held at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace from 12 to 2 PM and requires an RSVP by Friday, July 12, 2013.

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