Climate

Water Security and U.S. Foreign Policy in India, Pakistan, and the Philippines

In 2012, the U.S. National Intelligence Council judged that within the next 10 years, water problems would be a major contributor to instability in “many” countries that are of interest to the United States.

Final Report | Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations

The relationship between Mexico and the United States, although undoubtedly facing its most severe test in decades, remains strong. However, the challenge to the status quo of the relationship in early 2017 does highlight the need to think about this relationship in a radically different way. In addition to reaffirming the truths of economic interdependence and mutual security support, it is clear that the time has come to focus on new issues in the relationship, to adopt a new tone, and to propose a new course.

U.S.-Mexico Energy and Climate Collaboration

As the Trump administration takes office, the energy relationship between Mexico and the United States is at a historic high point. Mexico’s new energy model, based on market dynamics and attracting private and foreign investment, has opened the way for a highly constructive and productive dialogue between national authorities and their counterparts in Canada and the United States.

Ground Truth Briefing: Is Climate-Related Migration a National Security Issue?

In this conversation, three veteran analysts of climate change and migration discuss the impact upon national and international security - and what policymakers should do about it. 

“Between Earth and Sky" – DC Environmental Film Festival Premier

Join us and the DC Environmantal Film Festival for the DC premier of Between Earth and Sky. RSVPs encouraged. Seating first come first serve.

Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment 2017

“Turbulent and possibly revolutionary times are ahead for U.S. energy and environmental policy,” said Bobby Magill, a senior science writer at Climate Central, at the Wilson Center on February 3. “If there’s one message the Trump Administration is sending about environmental and climate regulations, it’s this: The future will not look like the past.”

Beyond the Waterfront: Reducing Pollution in U.S. and China Ports to Protect Communities (IN SEATTLE)

If global shipping was a nation itself, it would be the world’s 6th largest polluter. Seven of the world’s top 10 largest and busiest container ports are located in China (including Hong Kong at #5), and like their counterparts on the opposite side of the Pacific, these booming ports serve as engines of economic growth. However, both U.S. and Chinese ports also generate serious air and water pollution that endanger the health of local communities. U.S. and Chinese port authorities are increasingly working together to share lessons learned on greening ports.

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