Environment Events

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Getting Past Megacities: How Peri-Urban Has Become the New City Center

May 15, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Half of the world’s seven billion people currently live in cities, one billion of them in informal settlements; the United Nations projects that the global urban population will expand to as many as five billion over the next two decades. As a result of failing rural economies, conflicts, material inequalities, gentrification, and other urban development programs, people are moving into, out of, and through cities in search of profit, protection, and passage elsewhere.

Energy in the Americas

May 11, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
Ambassador Carlos Pascual discussed regional development of renewable energies in the context of U.S. global energy policy. Duncan Wood then launched a series of new reports entitled, "RE-Energizing the Border: Renewable Energy, Green Jobs and Border Infrastructure."
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Global Water Security: The Intelligence Community Assessment

May 09, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists from the Department of State, National Intelligence Council, Stimson Center, and National Geographic came together at the Wilson Center recently to discuss the U.S. intelligence community’s global water security assessment.
Peg Brady speaks about invasive species
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Uninvited Guests: Invasive Alien Species and the Threat to Ecosystems and Economies

May 08, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Experts agree that ongoing trade, habitat destruction, and climate change will exacerbate the threat posed by invasive alien species throughout Canada and the United States. The invasive species threat has immediate and long-term implications for the ecology, biodiversity, economic prosperity, human health, and national security of both countries.

The 3rd Conference: Africa: 54 Countries, One Union

May 03, 2012 // 9:00amMay 04, 2012 // 5:00pm
Africa Program
"Africa: 54 Countries, One Union" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Washington, DC. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives on infrastructure and development.
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Nigeria Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Governance

April 25, 2012 // 8:30am5:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Media coverage and policy debates outside Nigeria rarely go beyond covering the latest crisis. This conference goes beyond the headlines to better understand key challenges and opportunities.
OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza
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The Summit of the Americas: A Post-Summit Assessment

April 24, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
Latin America has weathered the worldwide recession admirably, and trade and investment ties are becoming stronger, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said in a recap of last week's Summit of the Americas.
Alberta Waterfall

Emerging Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: Water and Water Policy in Canada

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Canada is a state blessed with the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. While other natural resources (oil, grain, timber) figure largely in Canada’s economic and international profile, water is rapidly becoming recognized as a core of these other resource-based industries, and a resource that is increasingly challenged both in terms of supply and quality.
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The GEF at 20

April 11, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On April 11th, Monique Barbut of the Global Environment Facility will discuss climate change and the lead up to the Rio+20 conference.

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