China’s reform priorities stress ‘putting people first’

News - 9 January, 2013

Towards prosperity: implications and opportunities of the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (WP1196) Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 December 2012   Adela Gooch, Programme Director, Wilton Park writes: China’s key challenges – managing high growth; maintaining social cohesion; instigating radical reform and fielding the population’s growing expectations were debated at a conference […]

Rio 2012: putting environmental emergencies on the global agenda

News - 22 September, 2011

Mr Sha Zukang, UN Secretary General for next year’s Rio Conference on Sustainable Development, urged the humanitarian and environmental communities to work together in preparation for the Rio summit.   Environmental emergencies: strengthening the multilateral humanitarian and environmental response Monday 12 – Thursday 15 September 2011 (WP1093) Speaking at our meeting in Montreux, Mr Sha highlighted […]

Kenyan fuel pipeline blast flooding in South Asia

News - 13 September, 2011

The blast of a leaking fuel pipeline in Kenya and the explosion at a French nuclear storage plant on 12 September as well as the on-going flooding across South Asia are timely reminders of the environmental and humanitarian impacts of disasters.   Environmental emergencies: strengthening the multilateral humanitarian and environmental response Monday 12 – Thursday […]

The crisis of growth – opportunities for sustainable development?

News - 24 February, 2011

Our seventh British-German environment forum will examine how Britain and Germany are best set to respond to the recession without compromising their longer-term sustainability goals.   7th British-German environment forum: the crisis of growth: threat or opportunity for sustainable development? Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 February 2011 (WP1069) The British-German Environment Forum launched in 1998. […]

Wilton Park fulfils vital role supporting effective UN Development agencies

News - 25 November, 2010

Acclaimed BBC World Service programme on the environment and development issues ‘One Planet’, sent presenter Richard Hollingham along to visit Wilton Park for their 50 million listeners, this episode airs on 25 November. Future of the UN development system Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 November 2010 (WP1033) Over 60 experts drawn from 22 nations attended […]