Archive for March, 2012

Publication Highlight: Governance and Sustainability Issue Brief Series

Mar 31, 2012 No Comments by

The Governance and Sustainability Issue Brief Series, produced by the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a peer-reviewed policy paper series. The issue briefs provide analytical input for contemporary political discussions on institutional reform for environmental governance and sustainable development. An Editorial Board comprised of academics and policymakers provides guidance for topics, [...]

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ICCG Call for Interns

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments by

The International Center for Climate Governance, a climate policy design and governance think tank, is calling for two research interns. The internships will take place at the ICCG offices on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy, for a period of three months each between May and November, 2012. The interns will work [...]

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Prof. Maria Ivanova Coauthors Chapter in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments by

The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, an interdisciplinary publication that covers academic topics such as environmental sustainability, international relations, and global governance, will publish its sixth volume in April, 2012. Entitled Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability, Volume Six examines the concepts and theories of sustainability, and how these concepts are implemented on the global level. [...]

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UNEP Forum Calls for Action on E-Waste

Mar 28, 2012 No Comments by

Eighteen African states, the UN, representatives from the private sector, and other groups have agreed on a set of priority actions to better manage electronic waste, or e-waste, in Africa. The Pan African Forum on E-waste, held at the Nairobi headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on March 16th, 2012, was the first [...]

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President Mohamed Nasheed to Speak at Columbia University

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments by

Mohamed Nasheed, the recently-ousted President of the Republic of the Maldives, is going to speak at the Low Library at Columbia University on Thursday, March 29th, 6:30-8pm following the opening of the new film, The Island President. President Nasheed is the subject of the new film, which features the Maldivian President participating in the global [...]

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Call for Applications – Global Climate Coalition Student Workshop at Rio + 20

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments by

As a side-event at the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development Rio + 20, Yale University, Fundação Getulio Vargas, and the University of Massachusetts Boston will be hosting the Global Climate Coalition Student Workshop. This event will take place on June 19th, 2012, and will offer teams of university students from around the world the opportunity to [...]

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