June 13, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The United States is one of the largest energy consumers and biggest contributors of greenhouse gases worldwide. In 2011, the U.S. generated 42 percent of its electricity from coal and only 13 percent through renewables, chiefly hydropower.
May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In remote Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, rare species, virgin rain forests, and rich bio-diversity abound, as do abject poverty and steady destruction of natural habitat. But two women, initially interested in researching threatened species, saw the complex and interconnected relationships between the health of the forest and its inhabitants and developed programs that are successfully and sustainably tackling both health and environment issues.
May 20, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Monday, May 20th, the new CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, Dr. Naoko Iishii, gave her insight on the role of the GEF in international development.
May 16, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change threatens security, one potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts?
May 15, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday May 15th, the Wilson Center will host a two part seminar on innovative initiatives aimed at the Amazon’s sustainability.
May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.
May 13, 2013 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
Effective local institutions are central to society’s ability to respond to the impacts of climate change. Our capacity to adapt is dependent on a wide range of factors with complex institutional arrangements: production strategies, land and water governance, social support systems, household and gender dynamics, availability of weather and climate information, and interaction with external actors, among others. The interaction between local and national institutions is also an important, and often complex, factor.
May 09, 2013 // 8:30am — 6:30pm
Follow the LIVE STREAMING on Wednesday May 9th
May 07, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Kevin Henry will share highlights from CARE and the United Nations Univeristy’s “Where the Rain Falls” project, an eight-country study on the complexities of changing rainfall patterns and their effects on food security and human mobility. Stephanie Hanson will share perspectives from One Acre Fund’s work with women small-holder farmers in East Africa, and Susan Bradley will discuss activities and lessons learned from USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative.
May 02, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
A recent Atlantic article detailed the abuse of an Indian woman, by a health worker, as she undergoes a caesarean section. While strides have been made in providing access to maternal health care services – transportation, lower costs, education, etc. – there is evidence that quality of care, and perceptions of that quality, may be an equally important barrier