2012 National Council for Science and Environment Conference on Environment and Security [Ronald Reagan Building]
January 18, 2012 // 8:00am — January 20, 2012 // 2:15pm
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.
January 11, 2012 // 7:00pm — January 12, 2012 // 7:00pm
Each year Population Institute honors journalists, filmmakers, radio and television show hosts, and editorial cartoonists from around the world who write about population issues. The awards are designed to promote accurate and broader media coverage of population and development issues. 2011 marks the 32nd year for the Global Media Awards.
January 11, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Each year, 350,000 women die of pregnancy-related causes and 25 percent of these women are between the ages of 15 and 19. Sadia Chowdhury from the World Bank and Jennifer Redner of the International Women’s Health Coalition highlight the need for repositioning maternal health and adolescent girls on the world’s development agenda.
Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics
January 10, 2012 // 12:00pm — 5:00pm
“The world’s population is changing in ways that are historically unprecedented,” said Jack Goldstone, co-editor of the new book, "Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics."
December 19, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:45am
Experts discuss new and existing research that shows how climate change could potentially contribute to armed conflict or violent social unrest.
December 14, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Opportunities among government and business to partner in support of sustainable design are vast and growing. Martha Johnson, GSA Administrator, will explore how $65 billion and 360 million square feet of federal real estate can become a zero environmental footprint that will reduce waste, support innovation, and boost efficiency.
December 04, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Side event at the COP17 in Durban: Women are instrumental in determining a family’s ability to survive the impacts of climate change. Access to reproductive health and family planning is an important part of strengthening women’s capacity as leaders in addressing climate change, yet in too many places around the world that access is limited.
November 30, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
While recognition of the connections between population growth and environmental impacts is growing, they are still poorly understood by both the environmental and family planning communities, said a panel of experts at the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal.
November 21, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Former Public Policy Scholar and author Scott Wallace presented his new book, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes.
November 17, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
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.