Archive for March, 2010

Maria Ivanova Speaks on Governance with French Environment Minister

Mar 30, 2010 No Comments by

On April 8th, the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations hosted the conference, “From Copenhagen to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development: Global Governance for the Environment and Sustainable Development,” at the United Nations in New York City. The panelists included French Environment Minister, Ms. Chantal Jouanno, Global Environmental Governance Project Director, [...]

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Updated Eco-Careers Page

Mar 23, 2010 No Comments by

Please visit our Eco-Careers page for two new announcements concerning opportunities in the environmental field. The first is an application announcement for UNEP’s North American Tunza Youth Network to help educate youth and the general public about climate change, resource conservation, and mitigation. The second is a request for proposals by the Nigerian Federal Ministry [...]

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Emerging Leader Philip Osano Promoted to Regular Host of Kenyan “Eco-Show”

Mar 20, 2010 No Comments by

Philip Osano, a doctoral candidate at McGill University and GEG Emerging Leader has become regular host with the Kenyan Broadcasting Company television program, “Eco-Show.” The hour-long program discusses relevant environmental issues, including global environmental governance and Kenyan-specific environmental concerns. Prior to his hosting position in September 2009, Osano himself was featured in an hour-long segment [...]

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Current Concerns over Biodiversity’s Future

Mar 17, 2010 No Comments by

Prior to the upcoming United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010, the UN General Assembly will meet  about the biodiversity crisis for the first time. Director General of IUCN and GEG Forum Participant, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, writes about her concerns in Science Magazine. Rising extinction risks and large scale destruction of [...]

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Science Magazine on the Latest in Geoengineering

Mar 17, 2010 No Comments by

In the preeminent international weekly Science Magazine, journalist Eli Kintisch renewed the geoengineering debate: whether geoengineered techniques should be used to artificially lower global temperatures, climate change’s Plan B. Hypothetically, geoengineering  can offset anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions but with it comes a high risk of unintended environmental consequences.  Ultimately, the geoengineering conundrum hinges on the [...]

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UNEP Cites Glion Forum for Achievement in International Environmental Governance

Mar 11, 2010 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme acknowledged the historic achievement of the Global Environmental Governance Forum, which the GEG Project convened in Glion, Switzerland in June 2009, in two of its landmark publications. The 2009 UNEP Annual Report and the 2010 Yearbook cite the  GEG Forum,which brought together all five successive UNEP Executive Directors, as one [...]

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