Archive for September, 2011

Past and Future of Environmental Negotiations: Professor Marc Pallemaerts in Boston

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

Professor Marc Pallemaerts of the Institute for European Environmental Policy visited UMass Boston and Boston College Law School to discuss the complex world of international environmental politics and climate negotiations. Hist talks lead into the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and 7th Meeting of the Parties [...]

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UNDP report on Latin America and the Caribbean: Initiatives for a ‘biodiversity super power’ region

Sep 30, 2011 1 Comment by

The need for economic instruments to value biodiversity is a fundamental element towards its conservation. The negative implications of non-sustainable practices include lower productivity, biodiversity and forest loss, natural disasters and the perpetuation of poverty and underdevelopment. That is why developing countries need to work together in the definition of a common route to protect their [...]

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New Standards to Measure Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments by

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, new standards to enable corporations to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions across their entire value chain and product lifecycle will be launched in New York and London. The standards will be released at Citigroup in New York City and RSA House in London. The new Corporate Value Chain Standard [...]

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UNEP Survey on Emerging Issues for Rio 2012: Provide Your Input Before 30 September

Sep 21, 2011 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is conducting the 2011 ‘UNEP Survey on Emerging Issues‘ and invites everyone to participate. The output from the survey will be used to inform UNEP’s input to the ‘Emerging Issues’ theme of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio 2012. UNEP recently conducted a Foresight Process on emerging [...]

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Linking Environmental Damage and Human Rights

Sep 19, 2011 1 Comment by

Recent natural disasters have demonstrated that environmental damage can have negative implications for the enjoyment of human rights. While the many linkages between protection of human rights and protection of the environment have long been recognized, the use of a human rights-based approach to address this increasingly urgent challenge remains contested from both a policy and a legal point of [...]

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Research Associate Position – Green Boston Harbor Project

Sep 19, 2011 No Comments by

Research Associate Position Green Boston Harbor Project at the Center for Governance and Sustainability University of Massachusetts Boston The Center for Governance and Sustainability at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a Research Associate for the Green Boston Harbor Project. The Associate will assist [...]

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