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Evaluating Copenhagen: What it Means for Ecology, Economy, and Equity

Jewish Community Center Theater 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Given the continuing confusion within the climate policy community, the media, and even among governments themselves, there is an urgent need to set the record straight on the actual results of the Copenhagen summit, to reinforce the reasons why a UN climate process is so critical, and to point to some possible ways forward to a successful conclusion at Cancun in December 2010.

Author Event: Annie Leonard, ‘The Story of Stuff’

Busboys and Poets 1025 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Please join Essential Information, Public Citizen, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Greenpeace to celebrate Annie Leonard, the Story of Stuff Project, and the release of her new book, The Story of Stuff; How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and our Health — and a Vision for Change, from Free Press of Simon and Schuster.

Panel Discussion: World Bank, Climate Change, and Climate Finance

Friends of the Earth US 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC

Despite widespread civil society opposition in South Africa and abroad, the World Bank just approved a $3.75 billion loan to help South African utility company Eskom build one of the world’s largest coal plants. Please join us for an update on the Eskom loan and on the role of the World Bank in both causing and responding to climate change. The panel will also consider the intersection of the World Bank and international climate negotiations, where the World Bank is vying for a major role in financing adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries.

Benefit Event for Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Eatonville Restaurant 2121 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

We know the power of poetry to demand change and to heal our world. On July 31, at Eatonville restaurant, we will be using that power to throw a benefit for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a grassroots 501(c)3 environmental health and justice organization that has been helping residents living near Louisiana refineries fight air pollution for years, and is now helping them track and respond to the BP Oil Disaster that is ravaging the Gulf.

US Counter-Narcotics Policy in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico

University of Maryland, College Park Stamp Student Union, Benjamin Banneker B, College Park, MD

According to the 2006 report of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime/Ministry of Counternarcotics, Opium production in Afghanistan has skyrocketed since the U.S. military teamed with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance in toppling the Taliban in 2001, with Afghanistan now supplying 92 percent of the world’s illicit opium.

Conference: Pricing Carbon

The Wesleyan University, College of the Environment 284 High Street, Middletown, CT

A carbon tax was always going against the grain — against the presumption that the most straightforward and effective approach to carbon emissions pricing couldn’t prevail over America’s special-interest politics and tax aversion — and against the smart money that insisted on hiding the price and buying off the opposition.

Author Event: Black Tide

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as "before" and "after the gulf oil disaster."

Amazon Watch Spring Green-Bag Lunch Series

Center for International Environmental Law 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC

Want to learn about how big corporations are taking Latin America to court? IPS Associate Fellow Manuel Pérez Rocha will address extractive corporations suing Latin American countries in International Tribunals at Amazon Watch's Spring 2012 "Green-Bag Lunch" Series in Washington, DC.

The Cerro Blanco Mine and The Border Region of El Salvador and Guatemala

Consolate of El Salvador 2332 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Committee in Solidarity with the people of El Salvador (CISPES) invite you to a presentation about the implications of Mining projects in a key Central American region.

Impacts of Mining in El Salvador

Festival Center 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC

Join us for a light meal and a community meeting with Sandra Ascencio, representing the Salvadoran National Roundtable on Metallic Mining (La Mesa).

Celebration of 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners!

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

GAIA and the Institute for Policy Studies invite YOU to meet and celebrate grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.

Film: Vanishing Pearls

Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC

IPS' Climate Policy Program partners with Parallel Film Collective the DC premiere screening that delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history.

Brownbag: Pacific Rim Mining Company vs. El Salvador

Center for International Environmental Law 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies joins the Center for International Environmental Law, and Oxfam to invite you to the D.C. community discussion on the amicus curiae brief in the Pac Rim Cayman LLC v. Republic of El Salvador case.


Protest: World Bank’s ICSID Hearing Lawsuit Against El Salvador

World Bank 1818 H Street, NW, Room MC C1-110, Washington, DC

Join Institute for Policy Studies’ Global Economy Project and other allies on El Salvador's Independence Day for a demonstration to say "yes" to life, "no" to mining by protesting the free trade agreements like the TPP!