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The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy

Environmental desks at newspapers around the world may be on the defensive, but the stories are only getting bigger.

In Search of Arctic Energy

We would like to thank ExxonMobil Corporation for its contribution to In Search of Arctic Energy. 


The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling [Calgary]

The Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

invites you to a panel discussion on

The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling

The fourteenth in the Canada Institute’s One Issue, Two Voices series

featuring leading energy experts:

Alexander MacDonald, managing partner, Cox & Palmer (St. John’s, Newfoundland office)
James Coan, research associate, Baker Institute, Rice University

and moderator:

Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Internships with the Canada Institute

The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks qualified, interns each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics in an effort to promote the development of emerging leaders committed to the Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship. 

Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Geoengineering invloves large-scale and deliberate techniques or interventions used in combination with civil engineering to affect the earth's climate, oceans, soils, and living systems, specifically to counteract global warming. This 2011 report from the Science and Technology Innovation Program reviews the challenges of geoengineering governance and argues for giving much greater attention to upstream governance strategies.

Report Release: Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Proposals for using geoengineering to counteract global warming have been viewed with extreme skepticism, but as projections concerning the impact of climate change have become direr, a growing number of scientists have begun to argue that geoengineering deserves a second look.

Celebrating Nunavut: Inuit Art From the Canadian Arctic

The Canada Institute's first art exhibit showcases Inuit culture through 25 selected works, including stonecut, stencil, and lithograph prints, as well as textile embroidered wall-hangings. Eighteen Inuit artists are represented in the exhibit from the leading art-producing communities of Qamanittuaq (Baker Lake), Kinngait (Cape Dorset), and Pangnirtung in Nunavut.

Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations

The Arctic continues to draw considerable attention from the international community. Both Arctic and non-Arctic nations are grappling with the looming environmental and security challenges that accompany the possibility of an ice-free Arctic. At the same time, they are assessing how to take advantage of the region's vast economic potential in a sustainable manner.