About the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GSRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. more

The Latest from the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

Robin Bronen: To Help Alaskans Adapt, Make it Easier to Relocate

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Jan 30, 2015
“Human rights and climate change are completely interlinked,” says Robin Bronen in this week’s podcast, and “climate change is happening in Alaska faster than anywhere else on the planet.” more
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The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

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January 23, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With the GOP now in control of Congress, President Obama forging ahead with his climate policies, environmental and energy issues will be grabbing lots of news headlines in 2015. Join the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Environmental Change and Security Program for the third annual “Year Ahead on Environment and Energy” event, where leading reporters and editors will discuss the critical issues that will shape 2015. more

CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett, Quoted by Politico on Future China-US Apple Trade

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Jan 13, 2015
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is ramping up talks with China, the world’s largest producer of apples, to allow both countries to ship more of the produce item across borders. CEF Associate, Susan Chan-Shifflett is quoted in this Politico Article to point out that the U.S. is consuming large amount of apple juice concentrate imported from China. more
Webcast

From Farm to Roundtable: Innovative Partnerships to Improve China's Meat Supply Chains

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February 06, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am
The first amendments to China's Food Safety Law are likely to pass this year. To increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of the country's food supply chains, especially meat, the Chinese government and industries also have expanded partnerships with international organizations. more
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Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

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January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. A growing population and the impacts of climate change are increasing the challenges these communities face. Efforts to increase the resilience of communities have found success by integrating traditionally separate development objectives, like natural resource management and health care, under one program. more

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Jennifer L. Turner // Director, China Environment Forum
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Associate, China Environment Forum