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The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program will be hosting the release of a policy report on the morning of the 6th that is sure to be informative. The event titled, The Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security, includes a line-up of some of the top energy and climate experts from both sides of the Atlantic. Here is a description of the event: (more…)
A report was just released from a two-day workshop held last November: Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding in Africa. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Institute for Security Studies, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and U.S. Department of State. (more…)
According to Bob Woodward’s most recent book Obama’s Wars, the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, during a meeting on Pakistan chaired by President Obama, asserted that there was a climate change angle to the situation in Kashmir, where Indian and Pakistani troops were concentrated on and around the fast-melting Siachen glacier. His concerns were apparently met with incredulity, with some unnamed participants in the meeting later asking “Was Holbrooke kidding?” (more…)