Climate Events

Climate Finance: Innovative Financing Sources for Sustainable Development?

December 15, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With donor countries' budgets constrained,alternative financing sources for development are gaining some momentum, inside and outside the climate negotiations context.

Healthy Women, Healthy Planet [Durban]

December 04, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Side event at the COP17 in Durban: Women are instrumental in determining a family’s ability to survive the impacts of climate change. Access to reproductive health and family planning is an important part of strengthening women’s capacity as leaders in addressing climate change, yet in too many places around the world that access is limited.
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Climate Change, Water, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin

November 17, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
New research on the Niger River Basin finds that the effects of climate change in the region are pervasive and that “latent conflict” between groups – though not physical violence – is common.
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Managing The Planet: The Road to Rio+20

November 16, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
“We still see people thinking about the environment as if it is something apart. The idea of a synergy, a balance of development still, I think, eludes us both in theoretical, but especially in practical terms. And that is what Rio+20 is about,” said Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, under-secretary for environment, energy, science, and technology at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Environmental and Social Consequences of Glacial Decline

October 26, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Scientists from the Himalayas, Andes, and Appalachians met recently at Nepal’s Imja Lake to discuss a number of wide-ranging conclusions about glacial decline and the threat of glacial lake outburst floods.
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Social Dimensions of REDD+: Current Practices and Challenges

October 21, 2011 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts come together to discuss the social dimensions of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) as a climate mitigation scheme, with special focus on gender dynamics, effectiveness, and equality.
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Report Launch: The World’s Water, Vol. 7

October 18, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter Gleick and colleagues find that more and more regions of the world, the United States included, may be reaching the point of “peak water.” To conserve this critical resource without harming the economy or public health, individuals are looking for new techniques in sustainable water management.

Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010: Middle Power Dreaming

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Asia Program
Former Wilson Center Australia Scholar James Cotton reflected on Australian foreign policy since 2006. Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley made introductory comments.
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Film Screening: Weathering Change

September 22, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population Action International will screen the documentary Weathering Change, which follows four women from around the world - Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru - as they struggle to care for their families in the face of increasing crop failures and water scarcity.
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Perfect Storm? Population Pressures, Natural Resource Constraints, and Climate Change in Bangladesh

September 19, 2011 // 1:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Few nations are more at risk from climate change’s destructive effects than Bangladesh.

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