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Assessing the Evidence: Family Planning as a Contributor to Environmental Sustainability

“There are truly global-scale environmental challenges, and they need to be dealt with by thinking of solutions at the same scale,” said Thomas Lovejoy, a senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation, at the Wilson Center on June 29. The interaction between human population and environmental degradation is one of these challenges.

Climate Policy and Climate Ethics: A Debate on Justice and our Global Future

As the international community looks to the Paris climate agreement and beyond, a key question emerges: Will strong ethical arguments or pragmatic national interest lead to a safe and sustainable future? Can these two perspectives coexist?

What Next? Climate Mitigation After Paris

The Paris Climate Agreement sets forth a bold goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep global temperature rise below 2.0 degrees Celsius, and employ best efforts toward no more than 1.5 degrees of warming. It also sets forth a new set of rules to achieve these goals.

Corruption, Climate Change, and Vulnerability in Small Island States

As international funding to support environmental management and development increases, the danger of associated corruption grows and requires greater attention. Small-island developing states (SIDS), greatly exposed to the damage caused by climate change, are particularly vulnerable.

Peace After Paris: Addressing Climate, Conflict, and Development

2015 was a historic year for international commitments to sustainable development, climate change action, and new kinds of peacebuilding. For governments and policymakers, now comes the difficult task of living up to those commitments.

Paris Climate Agreement to be Signed on Earth Day

Earth Day 2016 will include the historic and symbolic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. Roger-Mark De Souza, the Wilson Center’s Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience discusses the significance of the agreement and its implications for addressing climate change. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

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