Environmental Security Events

2012 National Council for Science and Environment Conference on Environment and Security [Ronald Reagan Building]

January 18, 2012 // 8:00amJanuary 20, 2012 // 2:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The environment impacts human health in many ways - through air and water quality; providing vectors for infectious diseases; and exposure to toxics used for many purposes, including (ironically) for increasing the safety of food and water. These are just a few. Changing environmental conditions lead to changing health threats. Health threats on a large scale can quickly become security issues as populations begin to move or as nations erect barriers to real or perceived external threats. Large scale health threats can arise from large scale environmental changes, from new pandemics with environmental vectors, or in stressed communities with limited health services.
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New Research on Climate and Conflict Links

December 19, 2011 // 9:00am11:45am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss new and existing research that shows how climate change could potentially contribute to armed conflict or violent social unrest.
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Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade. Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.
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Climate Change, Water, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin

November 17, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
New research on the Niger River Basin finds that the effects of climate change in the region are pervasive and that “latent conflict” between groups – though not physical violence – is common.
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Perfect Storm? Population Pressures, Natural Resource Constraints, and Climate Change in Bangladesh

September 19, 2011 // 1:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Few nations are more at risk from climate change’s destructive effects than Bangladesh.
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The Environment and Human Rights: the International Community’s Responses to Emerging Local and Global Challenges

September 14, 2011 // 11:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This event will address the interrelation between environmental damage and human rights, and examine how the international community—and in particular the UN—has approached this issue at a local and global level and discuss possible ways to optimize approaches and processes.
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Book Launch: Water: Asia's New Battleground

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Brahma Chellaney, one of India's most prominent strategists, discusses the threat posed by water tensions in Asia.
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Digging Deeper: Water, Women, and Conflict

August 29, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers explore the dynamics between water access and gender-based vulnerability in conflict-affected areas in an effort to identify what opportunities exist through water-related programming to reduce women’s vulnerability.

Collaboration with Taiwan to Address Regional Environmental Challenges

August 11, 2011 // 10:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Come join the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Asia Program for a conversation with Taiwan's Minister of Environmental Protection, Dr. Stephen Shu-Hung Shen, to learn about work the EPA and Taiwan have been doing since 2010 to engage regional partners to advance global capacity in the remediation of contaminated sites, e-waste recycling and management, and reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ports.
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International River Basins: Mapping Institutional Resilience to Climate Change

July 28, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Aaron Wolf, Matt Zentner, and Jim Duncan identify significant gaps in institutional capacity to cope with water variability and map basins at risk for future tensions.

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