Climate Events

The Pioneers of Amazon Research: A Conversation with Dr. John Hemming

September 08, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
Brazil Institute
Renowned explorer and author Dr. John Hemming will present his latest book on the Amazon.

Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "Taxing Fracking in the Shale Era" with Barry Rabe, PhD

September 01, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
As the shale boom shifts the centers of oil and natural gas production in North America, severance taxes collected at the point of extraction have taken on increased importance for sub-national jurisdictions. Barry Rabe, PhD, will discuss what these new sources of revenue mean for increasingly cash-strapped states and provinces and which methods appear to be the most effective from a revenue and carbon-reduction perspective.

Peace, Conflict, and the Scale of the Climate Risk Landscape (WEBINAR)

August 25, 2015 // 1:15pm2:45pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate risks have the potential to affect every natural and social system, to harm populations, disrupt economic systems, and contribute directly or indirectly to conflicts within and across jurisdictional borders. This webinar will address climate risk and security on all fronts from the risk assessment perspective (impacts on governance, economic vitality, national, regional and international security) to potential solutions (risk management, policy, and technical).

New Partnerships for Clearing the Air in Asia’s Cities

August 12, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Asian cities are at the frontlines in the fight against air pollution. These cities are engines of economic growth, but often lack the tools and capacity they need to better manage air quality.
Webcast

Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for Policy Makers

July 28, 2015 // 9:00am4:00pm
Latin American Program
On July 28, we bring to Washington top experts and policymakers from seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, to further broaden the dialogue about climate adaptation and population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean; and to encourage the development of new policy and programmatic tools that help countries of the region meet the financial, organizational, and political challenges that climate change presents.

Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China (Event in Mandarin Chinese)

July 06, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Join CEF for a meeting with Chinese NGOs that are at the forefront of the fight against environmental degradation and poverty in Western China

Can Russian-Western Cooperation in the Arctic Survive the Current Conflict?

June 29, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kennan Institute
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine affects the prospects for peace and general cooperation in the region and far beyond. One such area to consider is what impact the conflict will have on the future of the Arctic. Is there an agenda and, if so, the necessary political will for continued Russia-West cooperation in this theatre? What would such cooperation look like and what are the consequences if it fails to materialize?
Webcast

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the security and stability risks posed by climate change and offers concrete policy options for addressing them.
Webcast

The Sahel Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

May 12, 2015 // 9:30am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers from the Sahel and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.
Webcast

Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

April 29, 2015 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. Canada supplies the United States with approximately 32 TWh of hydropower with room for significant additional expansion. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

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