Archive for April, 2011

Youth Voices: On Governance and Forests

Apr 21, 2011 1 Comment by

By Gabriela Bueno de Almeida Moraes, GEG Youth Voices Contributor On Governance and Forests The International Year of Forests, celebrated in 2011, intends to show how forests relate to social and economic development, and the importance of forest protection in environmental conservation as a whole. As pointed out by the 2010 Report of the Secretary-General [...]

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Eyes for Change: Design’s Role in Successful Governance

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments by

Summary of an article in the Seed Magazine by Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of Design and Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art:   Whether we are aware of it or not, design is in everything around us. Every building, park, city, organization and social project is designed. For those who know how to use [...]

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Bolivia to Grant Equal Rights to Mother Earth

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments by

Bolivia will soon pass The Law of Mother Earth, the world’s first law giving all nature equal rights to humans, which will hopefully reduce carbon and control industrial pollution. Bolivia has taken a strong stance on demanding steep carbon emission cuts and challenges other world powers to do the same. Bolivia is feeling the effects of climate change with rising temperatures, [...]

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Yale Summer Sustainability Fellowship 2011

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments by

Yale University’s Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability Fellow position for the Summer of 2011. This position is designed to provide hands-on experience for a recent graduate – Undergraduate or Master’s – with an interest in campus sustainability. The selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in [...]

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GEG Project Featured in UMass Boston News “The Point”

Apr 05, 2011 No Comments by

The latest issue of The Point – News from the University of Massachusetts Boston, features some recent activities by the Global Environmental Governance Project. An article entitled ”UMass Boston Professor Discusses Governance at U.N. Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi” describes the participation of GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova with team members in the 26th UNEP Governing Council [...]

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