Biodiversity Events

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Population, Health, and Environment Approaches in Tanzania

July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Tanzania's rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity makes it one of East Africa's environmental gems, but the country is predicted to be the fifth most populous country by 2100, and its rapid population growth threatens to outstrip its ability to provide for its citizens. Two population, health, and environment (PHE) projects currently operating in Tanzania seek to meet people's needs for income and healthcare, while protecting the environment that supports them.
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Book Launch: Human Population: Its Influences on Biodiversity

May 11, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Measurements of "human population density and growth can be used to identify changes in the viability of native species, and more directly, in changes in ecological systems or habitat quality," said Richard Cincotta, consultant at the Environmental Change and Security Program and demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, speaking at the book launch of Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity.
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Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs

April 07, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rural communities in developing countries understand that high population growth rates, poor health, and environmental degradation are connected, said Population Action International's Roger-Mark De Souza. An integrated approach to development – one that combines population, health, and environment (PHE) programs – is a "cost-effective intervention that we can do very easily, that responds to community needs, that will have a huge impact that's felt within a short period of time," said De Souza, who was joined by three other experts to discuss how to improve current efforts to expand the PHE approach.
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Managing the Planet's Freshwater

February 23, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Karin M. Krchnak, Director, International Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy; Dann Sklarew, Sustainability Fellow, George Mason University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
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Integrated Development in Population, Health, and Environment: Updates From Ethiopia and the Philippines

December 14, 2010 // 11:30am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ethiopia and the Philippines are leading the way in demonstrating how this promising integrated approach can both improve community health and encourage environmental conservation. Field-based personnel from Ethiopia and the Philippines discussed the opportunities and challenges they have faced on the ground and share best practices across sectors-and across continents.
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A Review of Brazil's Environmental Policies and Challenges Ahead

October 20, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Stressing that sustainable development, not just conservation, must be the focus, Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's minister of the environment, discusses the challenges and goals of her ministry in the coming years.
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Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 22, 2010 // 9:30am12:30pm
Brazil Institute
Economic development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean are intrinsically connected. Experts discuss trends likely to shape the economy and natural environment in the region for the next 10 years.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Burning Season

March 18, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Every year vast tracks of Indonesian rainforest are cut down and set alight to develop palm oil plantations. The Burning Season is the story of Dorjee Sun, a young man not afraid to confront one of the biggest challenges of our time.

And on the Last Day, Plant a Tree: Photography Exhibition by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

October 23, 2009 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This photography exhibition introduces visitors to the activities of the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment, the environmental program of the Aga Khan Development Network. Prince Hussain Aga Khan's photographs portray the urgent need for environmental stewardship.
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Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. Experts discuss the nature of the industry and the challenges governments and NGOs face in fighting it.

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