Forests Events

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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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Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
Brazil Institute
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.
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Innovative Partnerships for Peace: The Role of Extractive Industries in Resource-Based Conflict Prevention and Mitigation

January 09, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists analyze existing frameworks for preventing resource-based conflict and present Latin American case studies in which extractive industry companies have attempted to promote peace and stability.
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Book Discussion: Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution

November 07, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peace Parks seeks to rigorously examine one way in which the environment can be harnessed to resolve disputes or build peace: transboundary peace parks.
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Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.

Reception: Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Exhibition

April 03, 2007 // 5:30pm7:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental issues have played a part in some of world's worst conflicts, but they can also help build peace. These issues are the focus of a multimedia exhibit created by Berlin's Adelphi Research.
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Seeking Peace and Saving Asia's Forests: Forest Conflict in Asia

January 30, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Mismanagement of forests undermines efforts to strengthen governance, slows economic development, impoverishes rural people, and can contribute to instability, says USAID's Mary Melnyk.
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Environmental Stress and Demographic Change: Underlying Conditions and Nepal's Instability

November 01, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bishnu Raj Upreti discusses the ways in which efforts to resolve Nepal's demographic and environmental problems could reduce conflict, alleviate poverty, and provide a pathway to peace.

Film Screening and Discussion: The Cardamoms: Have Forest, Have Life

October 11, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A new community outreach film attempts to reverse years of ecological damage in southwest Cambodia by instilling in local communities a sense of stewardship in the land upon which they rely.

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