Events

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The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

January 23, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With the Obama Administration moving forward on emissions reductions, the deadline for drafting the Sustainable Development Agenda, and a highly anticipated global climate summit in Paris, 2015 promises to be a crucial year for climate policy. “In many ways, last year was the year of building momentum, and this is the year of getting the work done,” said Lisa Friedman, deputy editor of ClimateWire, at the Wilson Center on January 5.
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Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
From the mountains and foothills of the Himalayas to the Terai plains, climate change is rapidly changing life in Nepal. Many communities however, are not strangers to environmental stress; for decades, rapid population growth alongside agriculture and fuelwood collection have degraded land and diminished forests.
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Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria (Abuja and Washington, DC)

December 17, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
“Nigeria’s population is only two percent of the world population, but we contribute about 10 percent of the maternal mortality,” said Oladosu Ojengbede, professor and director of the University of Ibadan’s Center for Population and Reproductive Health.
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Living Through Extremes: Building Livelihood Resilience Across Sectors and Countries

December 04, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
As climate change upends established patterns of life, resilience – the ability of social and ecological systems to mitigate, endure, and adapt to short-term shocks and long-term stressors – has become a buzzword in development and humanitarian circles.
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The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

December 03, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In his 2007 best-seller, 'The World Without Us,' Alan Weisman explored what would happen to the planet if the human race suddenly vanished – the gradual deterioration of the built environment, the geologic fossilization of our everyday stuff, and the ecological processes that would rebound and thrive without continual and growing human pressure.

The Ripple Effect of Dams and Water Transfer Projects in China

December 03, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China’s water scarcity is driving the development of massive dams and water transfer projects, moving water from the water-rich south to the parched north. Hydropower, a low-carbon electricity source, already supplies 16% of the country’s power. At this meeting, speakers will look behind the water infrastructure trends in China and discuss some of the social and environmental challenges.
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Measuring Maternal Health in a Post-MDG World

December 01, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
As the international development community looks back on the Millennium Development Goals and ponders what remains to be done under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, the maternal health field has some reflecting to do, said Dr. Ana Langer, professor and director of Harvard’s Maternal Health Task Force at the Wilson Center on December 1.
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Capping China’s Coal

November 24, 2014 // 10:00am11:15am
In the U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation deal signed in Beijing last week, China’s president Xi Jinping committed to capping CO2 emissions by 2030. To delve behind the headlines, at the November 24th meeting CEF is featuring speakers from the Natural Resources Defense Council, WWF, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss new and emerging policies and international partnerships that aim to help China reach the national coal consumption cap by 2020.
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Addressing Maternal Health and Gender-Based Violence in Times of Crisis

November 20, 2014 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Accessing maternal health care is already a challenge in many countries, and when conflict erupts or a disaster strikes, it can get even worse, leaving millions of women on their own while at their most vulnerable, said Ugochi Daniels, chief of humanitarian response for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Women and girls also become more vulnerable to violence during times of crisis, she said, by virtue of nothing but their gender.
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Solutions for Sustainability and Resilience in a Constantly Changing World

November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In the past few years, natural and manmade disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the growing need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing challenges. Join us, the Rockefeller Foundation, Thomas Lovejoy of the UN Foundation, and select authors to discuss how urban communities and industrial enterprises can “survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.”

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Jennifer L. Turner // Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Susan Chan Shifflett // Associate, China Environment Forum