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Subject: Save the Dates - Next Webinars on Food Security, Urban Resilience and Global Climate Hot Spots

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The Security and Sustainability Forum

The Security and Sustainability Forum<> is co-hosting three important webinars in October focusing on food security, urban resilience and global climate security.  Each session convenes global experts to examine the impacts and address solutions.

October 19th: Food System Resilience in an Era of Globalization and Environmental Change

The panel discussion will explore the concept of food system resilience in its broadest sense -- the capacity to respond to disturbances in ways that maintain essential structure and function in an era of globalization and environmental change. For food systems, maintaining the capacity for food provisioning into the future is paramount. As food systems have become increasingly interconnected and interdependent globally, their resilience must also be considered in the context of this interconnectivity.

In this webinar our panelists discuss the sensitivity of local and global food systems to a diversity of disturbance, ranging from peak phosphorus, water scarcity and drought, to renewable energy policy. We explore how food system resilience may provide insights not only into the complex vulnerabilities food systems face this century, but also into what innovative opportunities exist for enhancing resilience to multiple stressors.


Food System Resilience in an Era of Globalization and Environmental Change<>
October 19, 2015
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EDT

October 26th: Climate Risk Reduction at the National and Sub-National Scale

In the second webinar of the "Global Security Initiative" series, this panel of experts will focus on localities or "hot spots" where there exists a convergence of climate vulnerability, state fragility, and strategic significance.

Sub-national governments are on the front line of climate risk mitigation, and so political leaders, businesses, and civil society actors operating at this scale must identify ways to inform policy and technology solutions that will increase resilience, security, and economic vitality.

This second webinar in the Global Security Initiative series will focus on regions and nations that are vulnerable to climatic shifts that could lead to security consequences of strategic significance. Panelists will focus on identifying specific actions to head off potential conflicts or address threats from climate change.

Climate Risk Reduction at the National and Sub-National Scale<>
October 26, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Click here to listen to the first webinar in the series <>

October 29th : Resilient Cities
In a world threatened by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? What characteristics do resilient cities share, and what can be done to cultivate them?

In this webinar, co-hosted by Island Press<>, focusing on resilient cities, we will explore the issues through the lenses of urban sustainability, resilience thinking, and the practical, day-to-day management of cities. The panel discussion will be moderated by longtime sustainability thought leader Kaid Benfield.

Panelists will include:

  *   Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Parks Department
  *   Jason Vogel of Abt Associates, who has just completed a Kresge Foundation-funded study of urban climate adaptation efforts
  *   Ann Kinzig, a leading resilience thinker from Arizona State University
[Island Press]<>

Resilient Cities<>
October 29, 2015
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EDT

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