Measuring What Matters
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The wellbeing and happiness of people and the animals they live and work with are deeply intertwined. In their new report, Measuring What Matters: True Wellbeing for Animals and People, researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) investigate the ways people are impacted by lives of the animals around them. They find that making the welfare of animals a part of social, environmental, and economic policies can have profound benefits for people. Join us and speakers from IFAW, the Jane Goodall Institute, Brooke, and George Mason University to explore case studies of how caring for great apes in Tanzania, dogs in Bosnia, and working equines across Africa and India has in turn helped people and communities to prosper. After the event, enjoy a light reception with the panelists.
This conversation is part of the ongoing “Managing Our Planet” series, jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program. The series, now in its fifth year, is premised on the fact that humanity’s impacts are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions.
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A. Alonso Aguirre
Kate Nattrass Atema
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more
Global Risk and Resilience Program
The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world. Read more
The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors. Read more