Internship Opportunity – UMass Boston Center for Governance and Sustainability

Apr 24, 2014 No Comments by

The Center for Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston is looking for research assistants to assist in the Environmental Conventions Initiative over summer 2014. The initiative is a long-term research undertaking that seeks to assess the effectiveness of current global environmental conventions. It comprises three major analytical and outreach strands: – Data Analysis: establishing protocols [...]

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$4.43 Billion Pledged to the Global Environment Facility

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments by

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has received $4.43b in funding from 30 donor countries over the next four years to support developing countries efforts to prevent environmental degradation. ”Today’s decision is a powerful signal from the global community about the importance of urgently reversing the negative environmental trends in order to ensure a sustainable future for [...]

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Prof Kamal Bawa to Receive Honorary Degree

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments by

The Center for Governance and Sustainability is proud to announce that our own Faculty Fellow, UMass Boston Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamal Bawa, will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree from the University of Alberta. The University of Alberta’s tradition of bestowing honorary degrees does not focus in on specific disciplines or achievements. Instead, [...]

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Ethiopian Delegation Visits UMass Boston

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments by

When the 3rd high-level Ethiopian delegation comprised of Addis Ababa University Board Members, the President of AAU, and the Director of the Horn of Africa Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC&N) arrived at UMass Boston campus on Monday, April 14, no time was wasted in settling down to business. The collaboration dates back to 2008, when Professor [...]

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Open-Ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests Holds First Meeting

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

The Open-Ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests (AHEG) held its first meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, from February 24th to February 28th. The group is expected to review the performance and effectiveness of the international arrangement on forests (IAF), and to propose recommendations to the United Nations Forum on Forests [...]

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IPCC Report Leads to Discussion on Food Security

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments by

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is reporting that the recent IPCC Working Group 2 report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, is making waves in the international community. International organizations such as the FAO, the World Bank, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have hosted and participated in conferences addressing [...]

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GEG Project Videos

Quest for Leadership

May 25, 2010 3 Comments by

‘Quest for Leadership’ recounts the story of environmental governance through the eyes of the individuals who created and led national and international institutions for environment and development.

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Waiting to exhale in Copenhagen

Dec 18, 2009 No Comments by

Emerging Leader Joe Ageyo reported daily for NTV Kenya on the new developments throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this past year. Here Joe interviews with UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and EU Parliament President Buzek.    

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Quest for Symphony

Dec 17, 2009 No Comments by

Produced by Maria Ivanova and Joe Ageyo, The Quest for Symphony has been called “the white paper on global environmental governance in images.

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Way Ahead Not Closed!

Dec 16, 2009 3 Comments by

On 29 June 2009, the GEG Project convened a historic reunion of all five successive Executive Directors of the United Nations Environment Programme at the Global Environmental Governance Forum in Glion, Switzerland.

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Interview with Bill Ruckelhaus

Dec 15, 2009 No Comments by

For more interviews please visit the GEG Project on Vimeo.

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Interview with John McDonald

Sep 05, 2009 No Comments by

For more videos please visit the GEG Project Vimeo page.

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