Coastal cities around the world face rising sea levels, but the speed at which the water is rising and nature of the impacts are not clear. Even more unclear, and thus hotly debated, is the question of how any given community should respond.
CBI works with senior government officials from across the Middle East and North Africa to explore how they can more effectively prepare domestically for the international stage.
When citizens are asked to serve on committees charged with addressing complex problems, what is really being asking of them? And how can we (mediators and public policy facilitators), help them?
Climate change poses a range of threats to communities around the world. Despite the strong consensus in the scientific community about the issue, many leaders and citizens remain skeptical. What can communities do now to manage the risks posed by climate change?
Sometimes when we offer negotiation training, we learn as much as we teach. And occasionally, what we learn can make us rethink the meaning of our work.
After the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, leading figures in both politics and media worried aloud that we are losing our ability to respectfully debate. They argued, from various standpoints, that public discourse has devolved over the last two decades, toward simplistic and divisive characterizations of parties, ideas, and issues.
A practical list from CBI on the "right way" and the "wrong way" to go about siting wind energy facilities.
The EPA’s “National Radon Dialogue”, a voluntary, ongoing forum for conversation and collaboration among the primary stakeholder groups working on radon issues, focuses on increasing public awareness about testing and mitigation in existing homes, and construction of radon-resistant new homes.