Archive for March, 2011

Nordic Countries Call for Stronger International Environmental Governance

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments by

On 15 March 2011, the environment ministers of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Norway met at a Nordic Ministerial Meeting and discussed, among other issues, international environmental governance (IEG) reform. They stressed the importance of strengthening the environmental pillar within the international negotiations on sustainable development. The Nordic ministers of the environment agreed to support the preparatory [...]

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Sudan’s UN Ambassador Lumumba Di-Aping to Speak at UMass Boston on March 28, 2011

Mar 24, 2011 2 Comments by

A new Center for Governance and Sustainability will be launched on Monday, 28 March 2011, at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. Co-directed by Professors Craig Murphy and Maria Ivanova of the McCormack Graduate School Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance, the new center will be ”Linking analytical rigor and policy action in environmental, development and sustainability governance globally through [...]

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Youth Voices: Mother Earth Does Not Care About Relative Figures

Mar 22, 2011 1 Comment by

Learn more about the Youth Voices Project By Anna Zajc, GEG Youth Voices Contributor Sustainable Consumption and Production: Mother Earth Does Not Care About Relative Figures The 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns is on the agenda for the current cycle of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). When sustainable [...]

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Stakeholders Invited to Submit Contributions and Inputs for Rio 2012 Conference

Mar 22, 2011 4 Comments by

On 8 March 2011, the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio 2012) invited all Member States, relevant UN system organizations and relevant stakeholders including the nine Major Groups to provide inputs and contributions in writing by 1 November 2011 for inclusion in a draft Conference outcome document. The Conference Bureau requested contributions from stakeholders, reminding [...]

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Research Internship for the Worldwatch Institute with GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova

Mar 21, 2011 No Comments by

The GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova is looking for an intern to support her in the work of producing a chapter on governance issues for the Worldwatch Institute‘s State of the World report. Find the descriptions below. Duration: 10-20 hours per week, starting as soon as practicable and running through the summer of 2011. Timing [...]

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Opportunity to Provide Input to UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability

Mar 15, 2011 No Comments by

The UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability is now seeking input from civil society to their work. If you want to contribute, download the questionnaire as pdf and e-mail your answers to all the questions or just a few to before the extended deadline on 23 March 2011. If you want to discuss your answers with [...]

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