Climate Events

Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

March 27, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The State Library of Victoria and ECSP co-sponsor a half-day conference in Melbourne, Australia, exploring Australia's public- and private-sector efforts to address climate change, and placing those efforts in the context of broader regional and international action.
Webcast

Looking Forward: Sustaining the Earth and Humanity - Implications for the New UN Secretary-General

March 26, 2007 // 9:30am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Realizing the goal of stabilizing the environment requires new frameworks for global actions. This event, which marks the second in a three-meeting series on UN reform, examines the role of the UN and its member states in leading the environmental sustainability movement.
Webcast

Climate-Security Connections: An Empirical Approach to Risk Assessment

March 06, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Research on the links between environmental scarcity and conflict has undergone a shift in recent years: the theory that resource scarcity leads to interstate conflict has taken a backseat to theories based on data suggesting that environmental stressors may lead to intra-group conflicts.
Webcast

Ethical Investment, Energy, Climate Change, and Security: New Research from Norway's PRIO

March 05, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
With a strong tradition of ethical thinking about its role in international affairs, Norway's oil-fueled prosperity has stimulated great internal debate about the use of its energy revenues.
Webcast

Air Pollution and Environmental Health Threats in Southern China

February 13, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.
Webcast

Climate Change: Historical Perspectives and the Current Debate

December 11, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Weather and climate experts offer a historical perspective on the current climate change debate.

Urban Transport Development in China - Trends and Challenges

November 30, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.
Webcast

Book Discussion: The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

November 03, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
According to Thomas Homer-Dixon, society is more likely to break down when multiple stresses occur simultaneously. Like an earthquake, societal pressures—or "tectonic stresses"—build up beneath the surface and are released by factors that are difficult to anticipate, sometimes with catastrophic results.

The Double Edge of Legal Advocacy in Environmental Public Participation in China: Raising the Stakes and Strengthening Stakeholders

September 25, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Drawing on the feature article they wrote for the China Environment Series 8, Allison Moore, American Bar Association and Adria Warren, Foley and Lardner, LLP, discussed the political and legal dynamics of the development of public participation in the environmental sphere in China

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