Environment

Pesquisa Global Sobre Sustentabilidade e os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS)

O que você acha da sustentabilidade? Como você acha que os governos deveriam enfrentar os desafios do futuro? Participe da pesquisa abaixo e faça com que sua voz seja ouvida!

 

Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security

Food and water security are deeply entwined. 70 percent of global water use is for agriculture while more than 25 percent of the global population lives in areas facing severe water scarcity and more than 820 million people face chronic food deprivation. As the global population continues to rise and changing weather and climate patterns disrupts food and water availability, we need innovative and forward-looking approaches to securing food and water for vulnerable populations. Join us for a discussion to explore what these approaches look like across the public and private sectors.

Climate Change: Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Sherri Goodman who discusses where the United States stands in combating global climate change. Have we reached a tipping point for a renewed focus from federal, state and local governments, the military, and private sector? She also highlights the role that the new Center for Climate and Security-led International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) will play in the effort.

Implementing the U.S. Global Water Strategy: A First-Year Review

In November 2017, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development released the first U.S. Global Water Strategy. With contributions from more than 17 U.S. government agencies and departments, the Global Water Strategy lays out four interrelated objectives to support a more water secure world: increase access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promote hygiene; protect freshwater resources; promote cooperation on shared waters; and strengthen water governance and financing.

Fostering Sustainable Tourism Development in Latin America

The tourism industry in Latin America represents approximately 8.5 percent of regional GDP and is expected to grow in future years. Competition among countries to gain a greater number of international visitors is also on the rise.

While economic growth and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, the burgeoning tourism industry in Latin America raises questions about how countries can best manage their natural resources and patrimony. This is especially important for the Latin American region, which holds more than half of the world’s biodiversity.

The Hidden Cost of China-U.S. Trade: Water

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Danielle Neighbour, Schwarzman Fellow at the Kissinger Institute and China Environment Forum. She discusses how the US-China trade war is shifting the balance of how water is exchanged between the two nations and how “virtual water” plays a significant role in the global goods trade.

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