Forests Events

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.

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