Archive for October, 2011

Maurice Strong Calls for the Strengthening of UNEP

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments by

At the panel discussion on Means of Implementation for Sustainable Development at the Special United Nations General Assembly event on October 25, Maurice Strong, the keynote speaker for the event, described the attention given to environmental issues as a ‘recession in political will’. Maurice Strong was the Secretary-General of the first UN Conference on the Human [...]

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Publication Highlight: 2010-2011 Edition of World Resources, Decision making in a changing climate: Adaptation Challenges and Choices

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments by

The 2010-2011 edition of World Resources ”Decision making in a changing climate: Adaptation challenges and choices”,produced by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute and based on input from more than 100 experts in 36 countries, hinges on an increasing awareness that all of the efforts [...]

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Argentina prepares for Rio+20: A sustainability and green economy perspective

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments by

On October 11 and 12, the Foundation for Environment and Natural Resources (FARN by its name in Spanish), with the support of UNDP and AVINA Foundation convened a workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina to analyze the main perspectives towards the Rio+20 meeting and the role of this country’s political, social and economic actors in the [...]

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Pakistan Calls for Enhanced Justice and Governance Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments by

Pakistan Attorney General, Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq called for the “enhancement of the rule of justice, law and governance for environmental sustainability to address the challenges of 21st century” at the first PrepCom meeting of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 12-13 October, 2011.   Citing Pakistan’s existing environmental [...]

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Roundtable: Trajectories to Sustainability – Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity

Oct 23, 2011 No Comments by

The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Governance and Sustainability Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Trajectories to Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity with authors of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) report Welcoming Remarks by Provost Winston Langley  Opening Remarks by the Co-Directors of the Center for Governance and Sustainability Maria Ivanova and Craig Murphy Ivar Baste [...]

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Environment and Finance: Tipping Points Discussion at UNEP Roundtable

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments by

Over the past two days, leading politicians, investors, financiers, and academics converged in Washington, DC for the 13th biennial UNEP Financial Initiative Roundtable.  The event was entitled, “The Tipping Point: Sustained Stability in the Next Economy” and focused on what is being done, and what can be done, to promote financial and environmental sustainability in [...]

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