As the Smithsonian Institution enters a globalizing technological era, so must its mission expand its focus. At a Director's Forum at the Wilson Center, Secretary Wayne Clough laid out three global challenges that the Smithsonian plans to address: science, particularly global warming and biodiversity; education; and issues of national identity.
JUNE 2009--The Sierra Club's Roger-Mark De Souza Explains the Integration Imperative in the Latest Issue of Focus
More than 150 researchers and policymakers debated the focus on people in discussions of global environmental change at the capstone conference of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) Project. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko reports from Oslo.
Environment Key to Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace, Says UN Environment Programme Director Achim SteinerMay 31, 2009
MAY 2009—YouTube Videos Feature Steiner on Climate Change, Conflict, Cooperation
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. At a meeting co-sponsored by the China Environment Forum and the Brazil Institute, experts discussed the nature of the wildlife trafficking industry and the challenges in fighting it.
U.K. Secretary of State for Environment Hilary Benn discusses food and resource shortages, sustainable development, and an upcoming climate conference he calls "the most important gathering in human history."
MAY 2009—Work for the Environmental Change and Security Program
U.S. National Security Strategists Should Consider Climate, Natural Resources, Says ECSP Director Geoff DabelkoMay 07, 2009
MAY 2009—Dabelko Featured at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Series
MAY 2009—ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Highlights Three Pitfalls to Avoid
MAY 2009—ECSP's Sean Peoples Assesses Utility of Population Projections in World Watch Magazine