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Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; University Professor, George Mason University; ECSP Advisory Board Member
Brazil Institute Advisory Board Member
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October 16, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock. While there have been great strides toward accomplishing many of the goals set forth in 2000, there has been little headway in ensuring environmental sustainability, said Melinda Kimble, senior vice president of the United Nations Foundation. Which raises the question: What should change for the next set of global development goals, which are supposed to be even more environmentally focused – the “Sustainable Development Goals?” more
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. more
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. more
December 05, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Jack Goldstone (George Mason University) is joined by Suzanne Ehlers (Population Action International) and Matthew Erdman (USAID) to discuss the implications of seven billion people and counting for the environment in the final 2012 installment of the joint Wilson Center-George Mason University Managing the Planet series. more
November 16, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“We still see people thinking about the environment as if it is something apart. The idea of a synergy, a balance of development still, I think, eludes us both in theoretical, but especially in practical terms. And that is what Rio+20 is about,” said Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, under-secretary for environment, energy, science, and technology at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. more
May 18, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion on the state of the oceans with experts Jane Lubchenco and Enric Sala. more
January 14, 2009 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
"There's such a fundamental misunderstanding that most people have about the environment—that it exists outside of us," says Harvard Medical School's Eric Chivian, co-editor of Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. more
November 12, 2003 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Founded in 1999, the Community Conservation Coalition (CCC) is a Washington, D.C.-based forum comprised of diverse organizations interested in the human dimension of biodiversity conservation worldwide. more
September 12, 2007 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon. more
January 16, 2008 // 11:00am — 4:30pm
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty. more
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.
Twenty years ago, many of the key environmental issues of the day, and their implications for national and global security, were too often discussed in isolation. Silo walls were rarely breached, and key players in the public and private sectors did not engage on a regular basis. Enter the Environmental Change and Security Program of the Wilson Center, an undertaking specifically designed to make connections between those that can achieve more working together than would ever be possible while acting separately. An all-star panel looks back at what's been achieved while also assessing the challenges that lie ahead.
March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being developed by the world community under the auspices of the UN, provide benchmarks for eradicating poverty, protecting the environment, and empowering people and communities. Join us as speakers from USAID, the World Resources Institute, and George Mason University discuss the current state of the SDGs and the challenges and opportunities for comprehensively pursuing the sustainable development goals.
November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.”
October 28, 2014 // 8:30am — 5:30pm
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the United States Department of Energy Office of Science, in partnership with the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, held an all-day symposium on collaborative research projects led by scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and in the U.S., targeting the discovery of new science about the Amazon.
October 22, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday, October 22, the Managing Our Planet series will sit down with newly appointed Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences Executive Director, Jonathan Foley.
September 18, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Global crises like the Ebola outbreak force us to consider what “security” really means, said Sharon Burke, senior advisor for the New America Foundation. “Is security getting our kids to school and food on the table…or are you talking about military security and defense threats that require a weapon to counter?”
September 17, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday September 17, the Managing Our Planet series reconvened to discuss the upcoming Global Commission on the Economy and Climate report.
May 21, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On May 21, a panel of leading experts discussed the importance of blue carbon and the ramifications of its release.
February 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On February 19th, the first Managing Our Planet Panel of 2014 focused on the impact of climate change on our oceans' ecosystems.
October 16, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration, are set to expire. As they wind down, the global development community is taking stock. While there have been great strides toward accomplishing many of the goals set forth in 2000, there has been little headway in ensuring environmental sustainability, said Melinda Kimble, senior vice president of the United Nations Foundation. Which raises the question: What should change for the next set of global development goals, which are supposed to be even more environmentally focused – the “Sustainable Development Goals?”
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.