Archive for April, 2012

Ecologic Institute Tackles Financing Investigation for International Environmental Governance

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments by

On April 23rd, 2012, the Ecologic Institute announced a project due for completion on April 30th concerning global environmental governance. Entitled, “Rio+20: Financing International Environmental Governance,” the report examines how the current system of international environmental governance (IEG) is funded. Prof. Maria Ivanova of UMass Boston and the Center for Governance and Sustainability is a [...]

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Intergenerational Panel at Stockholm+40

Apr 24, 2012 No Comments by

On April 23rd, 2012, the Stockholm+40 conference held a panel session with distinguished members of the international environmental governance community who had each been involved in one of the four major environmental conference held between 1972 and 2012.. Dubbed the “Generation Panel,” the event provided a unique, intergenerational perspective on the state of the global [...]

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UMASS Boston Chancellor’s Annual Faculty Seminar on Global Governance

Apr 24, 2012 No Comments by

On April 25th, 3-4:30pm, three distinguished University of Massachusetts Boston’s faculty members will discuss their research agendas at the 2012 Chancellor’s Annual Faculty Seminar. The theme of this year’s seminar is governance. Representing the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, Prof. Maria Ivanova will discuss issues related to global environmental governance and sustainability. Prof. [...]

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Xinhua News Agency Leads New Environmental Media Initiative

Apr 23, 2012 No Comments by

On April 22nd, 2012, Xinhua News Agency launched a joint media campaign with UNEP, UNFCCC, UNCCD, and Reuters aimed at promoting environmental awareness. The launch purposefully coincided with international celebrations of Earth Day. The campaign is designed to raise public awareness and understanding of environmental protection and sustainable development. In the shadow of the upcoming [...]

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Governments Create New Institution for Sustainable Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Apr 23, 2012 No Comments by

On April 21st, after several years of international negotiations, governments approved the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The German city of Bonn, which also hosts the secretariats of UNFCCC, the Convention on Migratory Species, and the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), won the bid to host the [...]

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WindMade Seeks to Influence Discussion at Rio+20

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments by

The UN Global Compact announced on April 11th that WindMade has been appointed as the official sustainability partner for their RIO+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum to be held from June 15th until June 18th, 2012 in Rio. WindMade is the organization responsible for the first global consumer label identifying products made with wind power. The label [...]

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