June 09, 2004 // 12:00am
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.
June 08, 2004 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
June 03, 2004 // 12:00am
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.
May 25, 2004 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
May 18, 2004 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
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.
May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
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.
April 19, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
At a recent Kennan Institute talk, Visiting Scholar Tatiana R. Zaharchenko argues that environmental activism may be a key to increased transparency and democracy in the post-Soviet states.
April 08, 2004 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
The Environmental Change and Security Project hosts a preview screening of stories from NOVA's Earth Day episode "World in the Balance." The screening is followed by a panel discussion.
March 31, 2004 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Although the environmental and security communities are difficult to integrate, Hans Günter Brauch argues that working together will prevent future crises and conflicts, as he launches his groundbreaking volume.
March 26, 2004 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Kayakers tackle the spectacular Yunnan gorges, with filmmaker Ed Norton, from The Nature Conservancy, and Matthew J. Yost, from Idaho Rivers United.