Climate Events

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Book Launch: Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

January 14, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"There's such a fundamental misunderstanding that most people have about the environment—that it exists outside of us," says Harvard Medical School's Eric Chivian, co-editor of Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.
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Governing the Climate: Lessons from the National Conference on Climate Governance

January 12, 2009 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and ECSP, in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute, host a panel discussion on North American climate governance with leading climate change scholars featured at the National Conference on Climate Governance at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.

Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding: Sharing Lessons and Building Networks (Location: Barcelona)

October 07, 2008 // 11:30am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An international panel sponsored by the Wilson Center and UNEP presents evidence that managing the environment and natural resources is key to improving security, resolving conflicts, and building a sustainable peace after war.
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Carbon Standards: What Is the Right Choice for the United States and Canada?

October 02, 2008 // 8:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute's 10th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues explored the potential impact of low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) on the economies of Canada and the United States, as well as whether carbon and lifecycle standards are being developed in a realistic manner.
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Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue
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Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

September 23, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," says former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at a forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and ECSP.
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Book Launch: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

September 18, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human beings have harnessed culture and technology to become the most dominant animals on Earth, however we're destroying our life-support system, warns Paul Ehrlich at the launch of his new book.

Cyberseminar on Environmentally Induced Population Displacements

August 18, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The overall purpose of the seminar is to determine if there is consensus on the definitional issues as well as on the magnitude of flows, and what the evidence shows from regional studies regarding the relative weight of environmental versus other factors in displacing populations.

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