December 2011 - January 2012
FOOD SECURITY
Kofi Annan Warns of Worldwide Hunger, Political Unrest if Climate Change Persists
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan gave a speech on food security at a conference on global underdevelopment that marked the launch of the Center on Food Security and the Environment. The Center is a joint project of the Stanford Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute. Annan said continued failure to combat climate change will result in worldwide hunger, social unrest and political turmoil.
Stanford-Cargill Partnership on Food Security
PUBLIC HEALTH
Paul Ehrlich Views on the World with Seven Billion People
Paul Ehrlich, Stanford biologist and Woods Institute senior fellow, gave an interview to the Stanford News Service about the significance of the world population hitting seven billion. Author of the controversial book The Population Bomb, Ehrlich discussed the negative consequences of continued global population growth.
WATER
Best Management Practices for California Groundwater Management
The Best Management Practices for California Groundwater Management Workshop brought together a select group of groundwater managers and experts to examine best practices in local groundwater management in California. This workshop is the first of a series of events that will examine the obstacles local water agencies face in adopting best practices.
California Water Data Workshop
CLIMATE
Politics of Climate Change and the 2012 Election
Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin stressed the importance of the 2012 election for environmental politics at a Woods Institute Environmental Forum. She discussed the differences between the 2011 primaries and the 2008 presidential election and changes in the prominence of climate change denial in the Republican field.
OCEAN AND COASTS
Visit COS Pacific Ocean Library for Latest Science Publications
The Pacific Ocean Library, a project of the Center for Ocean Solutions, is a repository of information about environmental and socioeconomic issues related to the Pacific Ocean. The Center recently launched a blog that highlights important new additions to its collection and will be providing regular updates going forward.
RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Call for 2012 Environmental Venture Project Letters of Intent
The Woods Institute for the Environment has announced a request for letters of intent (LOI) from Stanford faculty for the 2012 Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) program. While the Woods Institute continues to encourage faculty from different schools, departments, and independent labs to work together, the Institute particularly wishes to encourage participation by faculty from the social sciences and humanities and from more junior faculty. LOIs must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm PST Jan. 9, 2012. Additional details and the LOI application form are available on the EVP webpage.
Mel Lane Student Program Grants
A second call for proposals is being solicited for student driven and managed environmental projects. The deadline for project proposals in January 30, 2012.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
2012 Western Conservation Finance Boot Camp
In partnership with Island Press, the Woods Institute will sponsor a week-long training program for land trust professionals to equip them with effective, cutting-edge tools to succeed in any economy. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Boot Camp at Stanford University from January 30-February 3, 2012.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Climate Change And Agricultural Adaptation: Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium
Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Bechtel Conference Center
RSVP to Ashley Dean by December 7
Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture
Thursday, January 12, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Bechtel Conference Center
Environmental Forums
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Y2E2 Room 299
Energy Seminars
Mondays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Huang Engineering Center, NVIDIA Auditorium
MARINE Seminars: Enhancing Graduate Marine Education in Monterey Bay
Ongoing series
 
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