Environment Events

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.
Webcast

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.

UNEP Post-Conflict Assessments: New Tool in Improving the Environment in Post-Conflict Countries

May 25, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environmental damage sustained during conflict poses serious health threats to the population and prevents nations from recovering. Pekka Haavisto speaks about the history and role of post-conflict environmental assessments.
Webcast

Book Launch: One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

May 18, 2004 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Paul Ehrlich warns that we must confront the serious problems of climate change, land degradation, groundwater overuse, and biodiversity loss, and proposes ways to increase media attention and ethical discourse on these issues, as he launches his latest book at the Wilson Center.

Book Launch:The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm5:00pm
China Environment Forum
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.

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