Environment Events

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Book Discussion: Too Poor For Peace? Links Between Poverty, Conflict, Demography, and Environment

October 05, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Poverty not only causes insecurity in individuals' lives, but can also contribute to broader political instability, say contributors to "Too Poor for Peace."
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Discussion: The Shape of Things to Come

October 02, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Elizabeth Leahy presents the main findings of the new PAI report—which examines age structure and its bearing on political stability, democratic governance, and economic development.
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China's Green Olympics: A Lasting Impact?

September 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
China Environment Forum
Since winning the Olympic bid in 2001, Beijing has invested heavily in green construction materials and sustainable energy for the Olympic Village, and made momentous efforts to clean the city's notoriously dirty air and water.
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Why is Urban Assistance Important? Inserting Urban Issues Into the Development Agenda

September 24, 2007 // 9:00am1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
This is the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty.
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Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.
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Regulating Food Safety in China

September 20, 2007 // 12:30pm2:30pm
China Environment Forum
Drew Thompson, The Nixon Center;Paul Young, Waters Corporation;Mike Taylor, George Washington University
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Campaigning for Change: Greenpeace Celebrates Ten Years of Environmental Activism in China

September 19, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
Lo Szeping, Greenpeace China
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Report Discussion: Return of the Population Growth Factor

September 12, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A report that grew out of hearings held by the UK Parliament concludes that it will be difficult or impossible to achieve the MDGs with the current rate of population growth in the world's poorest countries.

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.
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Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.

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