Archive for November, 2011

Anamarija Frankic to Represent Center for Governance and Sustainability at COP-17

Nov 29, 2011 No Comments by

Professor Anamarija Frankic will represent the Center for Governance and Sustainability and the University of Massachusetts Boston at the  17th Conference of the Parties (COP17)  to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP 17 is being held in Durban, South Africa Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011. The conference is also the 7th Session [...]

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State of Readiness for Climate Change COP 17

Nov 24, 2011 No Comments by

South Africa is ready to join over 190 parties at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place from November 28th to December 9th 2011 in Durban. COP17 is particularly important because it will be the last Conference of the Parties before the Kyoto [...]

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Environmental Governance Discussions at the UN Prepare Governments for Rio+20

Nov 23, 2011 No Comments by

On November 21st, 2011, at UN headquarters in New York City, the Permanent Mission of Norway convened a discussion panel on the environmental dimension of the Institutional Framework on Sustainable Development. The panelists included environmental experts Dr. Maria Ivanova of the University of Massachusetts Boston, Dr. Ole Kristian Fauchald of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway, and Dr. Tariq Banuri, former [...]

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Call for Papers for International Conference at the Free University of Berlin

Nov 17, 2011 1 Comment by

The Free University of Berlin is calling for submission of papers for an event entitled, “Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century: International Organizations, Networks and the Diffusion of Ideas and Policies” scheduled to take place from October, 25th-27th, 2012 in Berlin. Professor Woflram Kaiser of the University of Portsmouth (UK) and Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer [...]

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The Basel Convention reaches historic agreement on North-South movements of hazardous waste

Nov 16, 2011 No Comments by

The 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) of the Basel Convention, the global treaty on waste management, reached a fundamental agreement in Cartagena, Colombia. After an intense week of negotiations with the participation of 118 members and more than 700 delegates, the COP10 passed an amendment to ban the export of hazardous wastes from OECD to [...]

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Colombia and Guatemala propose new framework of Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 11, 2011 1 Comment by

During the UN General Assembly in September 2011, the Government of Colombia presented a proposal to establish the Sustainable Development Goals as part of the results of Rio+20 . The goals would be based on the Agenda 21 main guidelines approved at the first conference. The Government of Guatemala endorsed the proposal and convened an informal [...]

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