Archive for January, 2012

Workshop on International Environmental Governance Summary Report

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments by

The Berne workshop on International Environmental Governance: Grounding Policy Reform in Rigorous Analysis was a joint initiative of the Federal Office for the Environment of Switzerland, the Global Environmental Governance Project of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the World Trade Institute at the University of Berne. The workshop took place on 26-28 June 2011, and [...]

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Brazil Hosts the 12th Annual World Social Forum Meeting

Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by

January 24, 2012 marked the beginning of the six-day long World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The 12th Annual meeting, organized by NGOs,social movements and citizens associations from all over the world, intentionally opened at the same time as the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. WSF held its first open meeting in 2001 [...]

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Paris Conference: “Towards new global governance for the environment”

Jan 24, 2012 1 Comment by

The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will host the conference, “Towards New Global Governance for the Environment,” which will take place in Paris, France on January 30-31, 2012.  The conference is organized in conjunction with the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and the Strategic [...]

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Free Summer Course on Global Environmental Governance in Norway

Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by

The Thor Heyerdahl Summer School at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Aas, Norway will be offering a free summer course called Global Environmental Governance from June 25th until July 6th, 2012. The course is open to PhD candidates and young researches in the field. The intensive course will focus on the developing field [...]

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Dialogue on “Cures for Climate Confusion: Breaking Through in Our Neighborhoods and the Nation”

Jan 19, 2012 No Comments by

On Friday, January 20, 2011, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan will co-host a dialogue on “Cures for Climate Confusion: Breaking Through in Our Neighborhoods and the Nation” at an internet-based national town hall meeting broadcast live from the University of Michigan in [...]

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World Federation of UN Associations Suggests a Specialized Agency for the Global Environment

Jan 18, 2012 No Comments by

On January 4th, 2012, Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary General of the World Federation of United Nations Association, and thirteen of his colleagues co-signed an editorial in the Huffington Post calling for a comprehensive, global framework for environmental governance. It has been 20 years since the landmark 1992 Rio Earth Summit.  However, the task of  implementing the goals of [...]

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