On 4 June, Dr. Franz Perrez was appointed Switzerland’s new Ambassador for the Environment. In this capacity he will lead the Swiss delegations at all important international negotiations in the area of the environment, including the climate negotiations and top level meetings.
Archive for June, 2010
Global environmental governance was announced as one of the priority areas for the United Nations in its 65th Session of the General Assembly (UNGA). Swiss national Mr. Joseph Deiss was elected president of the Session, which will open on 14 September 2010.
A Consultative Group of Ministers or High-Level Representatives was launched at the 25th Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme in February 2009 in the so-called Belgrade process.
In preparation for the 2012 conference on sustainable development in Rio–20 years after the Rio Earth Summit–the first preparatory committee meeting (PrepCom) was held 17-19 May in New York.
What will it take to reconcile the environment and the economy? What it will take to make the pursuit of sustainable development in the 21st century a success? These questions will be discussed in a substance-based dialogue at the upcoming conference “Our Common Future 2.0″ co-organized by Corporate Knights and the International Institute for Sustainable Development on 21 June 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
On June 22th 2010, in collaboration with the East-West Center and with assistance from Emerging Leaders Bryan Bushley and Kristen Hite, the Global Environmental Governance Project hosted 20 undergraduate students from Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Burma for a workshop entitled, “International Collaboration on Global Environmental Issues” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.