June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Negotiators responsible for international climate talks are scientists or diplomats, not development practitioners. But in low-income countries, climate change will primarily be a development issue, warns International Alert.
June 03, 2009 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Public policies governing natural-resource extraction in Latin America are often seen as illegitimate by communities. Panelists explore methods of resolving environmental disputes.
May 28, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"Some, I think, probably are surprised to hear former generals and admirals talk about energy efficiency and renewable energy, but they shouldn't be," says the chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, speaking on their latest report, Powering America's Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.
May 26, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"Statistics should be the intellectual sidewalks of a society, and people should be able to build businesses and operate on the side of them," says Gapminder Foundation Director Hans Rosling.
May 14, 2009 // 10:00am — 11:00am
The Copenhagen climate conference will be "the most important gathering in human history," says the UK's environment secretary, Hilary Benn, at the Wilson Center.
May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Kamen seeks to provide clean water to the 1.1 billion people who lack it with the Slingshot, a washing machine-sized device that uses just 500 watts of electricity to produce 10 gallons of clean water an hour.
April 30, 2009 // 3:15pm — 5:15pm
Long term sustainability must be built into government, NGO, and private sector plans, experts say.
April 30, 2009 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
There is a close relationship between acute water scarcity and acute poverty, and this scarcity will only increase by 2050. A major part of adapting to climate change will be addressing water and temperature changes and their affects on crop production, panelists warn.
April 30, 2009 // 11:30am — 12:30pm
A quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to environment and health dynamics, including unsafe water, unsanitary disposal, and indoor air pollution. Experts discuss links between population, health, and the environment.
April 30, 2009 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Patrick Alley of Global Witness, Frederik Balfour of BusinessWeek, and Pradeep Tharakan of the International Resources Group discuss the natural resources sector.