Climate Events

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Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index 2013 Annual Meeting

December 12, 2013 // 9:30am10:15am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2008 and 2010, the price of many basic food stuffs soared, sparking a series of riots and food crises around the world. People in the poorest countries – those living with the smallest margins – were most affected, while the economies of developed nations were able to absorb the price changes. According to Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Index, how climate change will impact different countries depends not only on their vulnerability to its physical changes, but also their ability to absorb these impacts.
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New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
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The State of the Oceans 2013: Acidification, Overfishing Major Threats to Ecosystem Health

November 13, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
“The rate of speed of change in the global oceans are greater than [that] of any time in known history,” said Karen Sack of the Pew Charitable Trust, speaking at the Wilson Center on November 13. She was joined by Paul Schopf, professor of oceanography and associate dean for research and computing at George Mason University, and Libby Jewett, director of the Ocean Acidification Programs at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to discuss the latest State of the Ocean Report.

FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina

November 11, 2013 // 8:00amNovember 13, 2013 // 7:00pm
Brazil Institute
FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina will explore the partnerships between Brazilian and U.S. scientists and will be hosted by UNC at Charlotte, UNC at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
Podcast

Making the Millennium Development Goals Sustainable

October 16, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock. While there have been great strides toward accomplishing many of the goals set forth in 2000, there has been little headway in ensuring environmental sustainability, said Melinda Kimble, senior vice president of the United Nations Foundation. Which raises the question: What should change for the next set of global development goals, which are supposed to be even more environmentally focused – the “Sustainable Development Goals?”
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Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)

October 02, 2013 // 11:45am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
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Storytelling Is Serious Business: Narratives, Research, and Policy

September 30, 2013 // 11:50am2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The use of storytelling, through evocative writing, short films, infographics, and maps, to convey global issues is increasingly popular, yet few organizations are able to invest the time and energy needed to develop emotionally compelling and visually expressive content.

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

September 18, 2013 // 8:30am4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
The Fulbright NEXUS Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations participating in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Fulbright NEXUS scholars spend up to one calendar year engaged in projects in one of three broad, interrelated areas: Science, Technology and Innovation; Entrepreneurship; and Sustainable Energy. Beyond theoretical research, NEXUS aims to influence public policy in these areas.
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Energy Looking Forward

September 11, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
The Managing the Planet series turns its attention to the energy sector in the United States.

IN BEIJING: Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)

August 07, 2013 // 7:30pm8:30pm
China Environment Forum
Three colliding trends—declining freshwater reserves, uncertain grain supplies, and booming energy demand —are disrupting economies, governments, and environments around the world. Unlike food or energy, we cannot grow or easily produce more water.

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