Archive for May, 2011

Summer Opportunity: Renewable Energy Education in Costa Rica

May 31, 2011 1 Comment by

Are you a university student in the United States interested in renewable energy ? Are you willing to spend 12 days in Costa Rica this summer? Then the GREEN Educational Adventure Programs may be an opportunity for you. The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) seeks to inspire motivated university students in the fields of renewable [...]

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The Stockholm Memorandum: Tipping the Scales Towards Sustainability

May 28, 2011 No Comments by

On 16-19 May 2011, the Third Nobel Laureate Symposium took place in Stockholm, Sweden, gathering some 40 of the world’s most renowned thinkers and experts on global sustainability, including more than twenty Nobel Laureates and several leading policy makers. The Symposium was organized jointly by the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, the Royal Swedish Academy of [...]

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CSD-19 Ended With No Adopted Agreed Outcome

May 16, 2011 No Comments by

The 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) convened from 2-14 May 2011, at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates focused on the thematic cluster on transport, chemicals, waste management, mining and the 10-Year Framework Programme (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Negotiations on an agreed outcome were scheduled to [...]

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UNEP’s New Deputy Executive Director

May 14, 2011 No Comments by

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Kenya’s Amina Mohamed, as assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP). She will succeed Angela Cropper of Trinidad and Tobago and will be responsible for advancing UNEP’s Medium Term Strategy, reform agenda, and inputs to the Rio Sustainability Summit in 2012. Amina Mohamed is [...]

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LinkedIn Discussion about the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19)

May 10, 2011 No Comments by

The 19th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) takes place in New York 2-13 May 2011. An interesting discussion about CSD has been started in the LinkedIn group on Global Environmental Governance. If you are attending the conference, please join the discussion to share your take-aways and perspectives with others. You are also welcome to [...]

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UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) 2-13 May 2011

May 02, 2011 No Comments by

From the 2-13 May 2011, the 19th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) is being held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Commission on Sustainable Development was created as an outcome of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and its mandate reaffirmed and expanded in the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. In its eleventh [...]

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