Forests Events

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Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

April 21, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Henrik Urdal of the International Peace Research Institute and Steve Rhee, an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2007-2009), discuss the effects of environmental degradation on conflict.
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The Challenge for Africa: A Conversation With Wangari Maathai

April 13, 2009 // 2:45pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Almost every conflict in Africa you can point at has something to do with competition over resources in an environment which has bad governance," says Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Field Trips: Population-Health-Environment Projects in Kenya, DRC, and Madagascar

October 23, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"People on the forefront [of conservation] need to be healthy…in order to be able to accomplish conservation," argues CI's Janet Edmond. Practitioners share experiences in the sixth meeting in the "PHE: Building the Foundation for the Next 10 Years" series sponsored by ECSP.
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Fertile Fringes: Population Growth at Protected-Area Edges

October 22, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Protected areas are the backbone of biodiversity conservation strategies," so it is critical to examine how population growth is affecting them, says Justin Brashares of the University of California, Berkeley.

Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding: Sharing Lessons and Building Networks (Location: Barcelona)

October 07, 2008 // 11:30am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An international panel sponsored by the Wilson Center and UNEP presents evidence that managing the environment and natural resources is key to improving security, resolving conflicts, and building a sustainable peace after war.

Amazonia Photography Exhibit

August 29, 2008 // 9:00am6:00pm
Brazil Institute
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.
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Washington, DC Launch of Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

July 01, 2008 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We're not just talking about environmental change as an isolated phenomenon, but what are its implications to development, to people, to the future of the economy, and ultimately to the sustainability of resource use?" says UNEP's Achim Steiner at the Washington, DC launch of the Atlas.
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Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health

May 21, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human, livestock, wildlife, and environmental health are integrally related, and development practitioners and policymakers should "take advantage of these relationships to achieve conservation and development goals," says the Wildlife Conservation Society's Steve Osofsky.
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Population, Health, and Environment: Lessons from East Africa

May 08, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts show how a multisectoral approach can improve livelihoods, conserve natural resources, and promote family planning.
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Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.

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