August 24, 2015

We've spent far too much time thinking about the global causes of climate change, and not nearly enough worrying about the local impacts that climate change is already having on coastal communities. The distinction is important. Most of the people pushing for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are environmentalists or experts worried about future generations.

August 7, 2015

This post originally appeared on CBI Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer Larry Susskind's blog, The Consensus Building Approach.

July 15, 2015

Managing Director Patrick Field appeared on the online broadcast SCI TV hosted by Joshua Gordon at the Sports Conflict Institute to discuss lessons CBI has learned when dealing with an angry public and how these lesson and

June 12, 2015

CBI, in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists, releases a new report on responding to unconventional oil and gas development. This report is meant to serve as a non-partisan resource for local officials who currently or may soon have gas and oil development in their jurisdictions.

April 22, 2015

In 2014, CBI and Casa de la Paz, a Chilean partner organization, jointly mediated a conflict between a major Chilean forestry company and a small community located next to one of the company’s plantations. The process began after the community requested our help in addressing a range of concerns about the company’s activities, and the company agreed to engage in a dialogue process.

The community’s primary concerns included:

April 15, 2015

CBI Senior Fellow Melissa Deas has written and released a report on Farm to Institution New England (FINE), a network that crosses six states in New England. Using interviews with members of FINE staff, leaders, partner organizations, and similar organizations, Deas has drawn out some great insights on what makes these networks so valuable, how to build them, and how to sustain them.

Read the full report here!

March 17, 2015

Patrick Field and Tushar Kansal honored for contributions to North American Bat Monitoring Program by the US Forest Service

January 20, 2015

CBI and the New Nigeria Foundation are facilitating the work of a distinguished and diverse group of Nigerian leaders to change the focus of public debate in Nigeria from "how to get more oil revenue" to "how to get beyond oil." The Forum for Inclusive Nigerian Development (FIND) has just gone public with its Call to Action.

November 3, 2014

CBI is facilitating a Stakeholder Roundtable to assist a consulting team for the Massachusetts Department of Energy to consider all possible aspects of a potential revenue-neutral carbon tax.

June 12, 2014

Wrapping up its final phase, the New England Climate Adaptation Project, a joint effort from CBI, the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's Science Collaborative, has been prominently featured in the news of the local towns it has worked in.

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