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The Lithium Triangle Initiative: South America's Lithium Triangle and the Future of the Green Economy



As the global community pursues sustainable economic development, lithium is playing an increasingly critical role. The metal is used for rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles and for the energy storage needed to expand renewable energy. As a result, global demand for lithium is expected to grow rapidly, and supply will have to keep pace.


Closing the Loop on Wastewater in China and the United States

The webcast for this event will not be live. It will be recorded and posted on Wednesday morning. 


Flooded Future: Assessing the Implications of New Elevation Data for Coastal Communities

According to new research conducted by Climate Central, by 2050, sea level rise could push the high-tide line above the homes of 150 million people living on coastlines today. Rising sea levels could also push chronic floods higher than land currently home to 300 million people--that number could reach 480 million by 2100. These totals are significantly larger than previous estimates and have wide-ranging and profound implications for economic and political stability.

Environmental Security Risks in South America

Continental-scale risks from climate change affect both regional communities and country dynamics across the world, with climate models forecasting an average global temperature rise of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. This rise in global temperatures may increase South American environmental security risks through sea level rise, changing weather patterns, and extreme storms—ultimately influencing the security and health of citizens.

Infographic | The Northwest Passage: Internal Waterway or International Strait?



Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Americas: A Call for Applications

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From Casting Blame to Capturing Benefits: Advancing Integrated Solutions to Air Pollution and Climate Change in Asia

Approximately 4 billion people, around 92 percent of the population in Asia and the Pacific, are exposed to levels of air pollution that pose a significant risk to their health.