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Confronting the Crisis of Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

May 14, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
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.
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Water: A Conversation With Dean Kamen

May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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.

Climate Change, Clean Energy Technologies, and Energy Security

April 30, 2009 // 3:15pm5:15pm
Long term sustainability must be built into government, NGO, and private sector plans, experts say.

Agriculture, Water, and Food Security

April 30, 2009 // 1:30pm3:30pm
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.

Population, Health, and Urbanization

April 30, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
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.

Globalization of Asian Trade and Demand for Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 // 9:30am11:30am
Patrick Alley of Global Witness, Frederik Balfour of BusinessWeek, and Pradeep Tharakan of the International Resources Group discuss the natural resources sector.
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Demography, Environment, and Conflict in Indonesia and India

April 21, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Panelists Henrik Urdal of the International Peace Research Institute and Steve Rhee, an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (2007-2009), discuss the effects of environmental degradation on conflict.
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The Challenge for Africa: A Conversation With Wangari Maathai

April 13, 2009 // 2:45pm5:00pm
"Almost every conflict in Africa you can point at has something to do with competition over resources in an environment which has bad governance," says Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Report Launch: From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

March 24, 2009 // 6:30pm8:00pm
UNEP would like to put green advisers with blue helmets to examine peacebuilding "from an environmental, natural resource restoration point of view," says Achim Steiner.
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Population, Health, and Environment in Nepal

March 19, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
To protect endangered Bengal tigers in Nepal, WWF seeks to simultaneously protect the ecosystem and support sustainable livelihoods in the Terai Arc Landscape, a biodiverse region that spans the India-Nepal border.

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