Environment Events

Book Discussion: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

October 14, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 1972, The Limits to Growth created an international sensation by claiming that if trends in world population, industrialization, food production, and resource depletion did not drastically change, society would not only reach its carrying capacity, but also overshoot it and collapse. Co-author Dennis Meadows reviews the updated edition.

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey

October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.

Sustainability: A Security Imperative

October 06, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Klaus Toepfer launches the new publication, Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation, produced by UNEP and ECSP. The report goes beyond the headlines to find fertile ground for peace in environmental cooperation.

The Making of Environmental Law: Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Three pioneers of the environmental movement, Russell E. Train, James Gustave Speth, and Richard Lazarus, discuss the past, present, and future of environmental law.

Environment, Development, and Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths to Environmental Peacemaking

September 16, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The conference brings together 60 experts from 25 countries, to examine the role of minerals, forests, and water resources in promoting and preventing conflict.
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Decision Time: Water Diversion Policy in the Great Lakes Basin

September 14, 2004 // 10:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
This event launches the first publication in the Canada Institute's One Issue, Two Voices series, discussing of Annex 2001, an agreement to set a common standard between states and provinces for water diversion from the Great Lakes.

International Waters Funding Dialogue

June 09, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Funding is a decisive issue for any development project, but international water projects face additional hurdles by working multilaterally in an arena dominated by bilateral funding. A three-day International Waters Funding Dialogue conference is hosted by National University of Costa Rica.

Population, Environment, Poverty, and Politics in the Philippines

June 08, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Congressman Nereus Acosta, of the Philippines' House of Representatives, speaks about his government's response to problems linking population and the environment. Joan Regina L. Castro and Leona Ann D'Agnes of the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCoRM) Initiative give an overview of their program.

Water Conflict and Cooperation: Looking Over the Horizon

June 03, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Attempts to develop a positive, practical policy framework for environmental cooperation and sustainable peace are promising, but have not been widely analyzed or practiced. The Water Conflict and Cooperation Working Group, part of ECSP's Navigating Peace initiative, discusses these issues.

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