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Shell Halts Arctic Drilling

Wilson Center Polar initiative Director David Biette describes the implications of Shell Oil’s decision to halt Arctic drilling. Is this a victory for environmentalists or does it have more to do with the price of oil?

Concern Over China’s Cap and Trade Program

While many cheered the announcement of China’s “cap and trade” program, there is some concern over whether or not it can work. Ruth Greenspan Bell comments.

China Announces Cap and Trade Program

China Environment Forum Director, Jennifer Turner, comments on China’s “cap and trade program” announcement.

Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America & The Caribbean: What Will it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change. The Wilson Center has been part of an effort to convene key stakeholders in the region and to explore promising tools in climate change adaptation through a series of seminars. Recently top experts and policymakers from those seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, gathered at the Center to further broaden the dialogue. Biologist and Wilson Center consultant, Carmen Lacambra, provides Context on progress and remaining challenges.

African Security Issues: An Update on Current Challenges and Future Threats

James Schear, a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center's Africa Program and Environmental Change and Security Program, is a former Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense with an expertise in the many security challenges facing the African continent. From Boko Haram to ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there is no shortage of issues. We spoke to Schear about a host of topics and also about the potential represented by the Security Governance Initiative agreed to by the U.S. and six African nations. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Global Trends and Their Implications: Focus on Climate Change

The Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation convened a panel on the implications of trends that will define the next decade. Urbanization, migration, and climate change are some of the complex realities that are challenging leaders and citizens across the planet. This edition of REWIND recaps the conversation concerning climate change.

Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects

There is no doubt concerning the potential of Latin America’s vast energy resources. What is in doubt is whether the infrastructure and policies needed to maximize that potential within individual countries can be achieved. What are the prospects and what are the issues that must be addressed in order to move forward in a manner that is good for both the economies and environmental health of the region?

The Obama-Rousseff Meeting: What’s on the Agenda?

Given the current recession and political climate in Brazil, President Rousseff's upcoming visit to the United States could lay the groundwork for restored prosperity in both its economy and relationship with the United States. In this episode of TRENDING, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero provides an overview of Rousseff's objectives and discusses the potential effects of the meeting on both countries as well as the global community.

World Population Day 2015: Demographic Resilience

As events and discussions centered around World Population Day 2015 begin and continue, we spoke with the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza about the concept of “demographic resilience.” De Souza offers thoughts on its usefulness as a lens through which to view and assess the overall health of a community.