Planning & Growth

March 7, 2012

Protecting China's Land: Hope for People and Nature

At this two-hour event in Washington, DC, which is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Environmental Law Institute, and the China Environment Forum, three speakers will delve into the status of land reforms and land protection in China.

June 20, 2012 to June 22, 2012

Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The Conference will focus on two themes: a green economy, in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

April 26, 2013

DEADLINE: IJNR's Crown of the Continent Institute for Journalists

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources' welcomes applications by April 26th for its Crown of the Continent Institute, a five-day, expenses-paid journey (June 26-30, 2013) exploring environmental issues in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

February 23, 2012

Environmental Justice: Hearing Communities Through the Economic Din

Sponsored by the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, this roundtable discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, will touch on the impacts of the economic downturn on low-income and minority communities in the United States and in developing nations; steps the U.S. federal government is taking to advance environmental justice domestically; and important private sector initiatives.

May 30, 2012 to June 1, 2012

2nd Annual U.S. Slow Living Summit

A national convening of cross-sector intelligence, ideas and action for sustainable living in a post-carbon world.

SEJ's 22nd Annual Conference Coverage

Oct. 17-21, 2012 in Lubbock. Find multimedia coverage here. It's never too late to send us your story links for inclusion. If you attended the conference, we would love your feedback; please complete our online survey. The Texas Observer published on Dec. 11 a deeply flawed story about SEJ's 2012 conference. Please go here for SEJ's formal response through letters to the Observer's editor and publisher, from SEJ President Don Hopey and Board Member Roger Witherspoon, setting the record straight, as well as replies received from Texas Observer editor Dave Mann. © Photo: Communicating Climate Change plenary by Lindsey Hoshaw.

February 16, 2012

Finding the Needle in the Data Haystack: The Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

Within the green building industry, there is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data.  Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire industry. The first event in this effort is this 2-hour discussion at the NY Academy of Sciences, which will outline the state of the industry and explore both the move towards data analytics and the current state of data utilization in the real estate industry. A full-day conference on Data Analytics in the Built Environment will be held April 30th.

New US Strategy for Coping with Climate Change Open for Comment

NOAA, the USFWS, and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (representing all state and wildlife agencies) released on Jan. 19, 2012, a draft of the first national strategy for responding to climate change effects on plants, fish and wildlife. The public comment period is open until March 5, 2012, and public meetings and a webinar will occur until Feb. 22, 2012.

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