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Lee Hamilton on the 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Change and Security Program

Susan Chan Shifflett, CEF Associate, discusses geoengineering governance with GPPi

Could geoengineering governance save the Earth from climate change? CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett talked about the future of geoengineering in an interview for the “Global Governance Futures 2025” programs by Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). After going through the geoengineering’s definition and difficulties it is faced with, Shifflett said that “geoengineering could become less of an abstract idea and more of a possible last resort,” if we continue to face roadblocks in fighting climate change.

Does Climate Change Pose a Threat to U.S. National Security?

According to a symposium of national leaders, profound and pervasive changes are already underway. They say that climate change related changes are affecting infrastructure, commerce, and the military in ways that compromise national security. Their discussion is the focus of this edition of REWIND.

This event was conducted in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

The effects of climate change “are here now” and pose a “serious challenge” for the United States, said Alice Hill, White House senior advisor for preparedness and resilience, at the Wilson Center on July 29.

Does Natural Resource Scarcity Always Equal Conflict?

Must competition for resources, particularly in areas most affected by climate change, result in conflict? Or can education prevent conflict and lead to better solutions? Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program tackles these tough questions and more in this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

Who Owns The Arctic Part 2: Is Sustainable Development Possible?

In part 2 of our series, “Who Owns The Arctic?” Aki Tonami discusses the prospects for protecting the environment and creating sustainable development as more and more countries turn their attention to the North Pole.

Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery: Learning From Post-Conflict & Disaster Response

“Environmental specialists need to change,” said Anita van Breda at the Wilson Center on June 25. “In the new normal, our work has to have a different relevancy.”

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