Climate Events

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

Washington, DC Launch of Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

July 01, 2008 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We're not just talking about environmental change as an isolated phenomenon, but what are its implications to development, to people, to the future of the economy, and ultimately to the sustainability of resource use?" says UNEP's Achim Steiner at the Washington, DC launch of the Atlas.

Climate Change, Trade, and Competitiveness: Risks and Opportunities in a North American Perspective

June 04, 2008 // 8:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
From 1988 until 2000, Canada and the United States pretended to address greenhouse gas emissions, argued Marc Jaccard. The conference assessed the current state and future prospects of state, regional, and federal climate policy in the United States and Canada.

Cement and Climate Change in China

May 16, 2008 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Cement production is an energy-intensive process. It is estimated that China's cement—much of which is produced in energy inefficient, highly polluting kilns—consumes roughly six percent of the nation's energy.
Webcast

Land Tenure and Property Policies in East Africa

April 23, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Insecure land and property rights, and inequitable systems of land access and use have contributed to conflicts, and without reform, may become even more likely to trigger violence.
Webcast

Ninth Woodrow Wilson Center Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues

March 06, 2008 // 6:15am12:45pm
Canada Institute
In seeking an interim solution that would allow Canada and the United States to continue to use fossil fuels while advancing necessary environmental and energy security goals, panelists discussed the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a solution.
Webcast

Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
Webcast

Population and Climate Change: Relationships, Research, and Responses

February 20, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Larger populations tend to produce higher total levels of emissions, but other factors—including urbanization, technology, and population age structure—can affect a large population's emissions output, says NCAR's Brian O'Neill.

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