Archive for August, 2012

Center for Governance and Sustainability Call for Interns

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments by

The Center for Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston is looking for an intern to assist the Managing Editor of the Center’s Issue Briefs publication. The Issue Briefs are periodic papers on topical issues in environmental governance. They follow a specific format that is designed to be accessible and intelligible to anyone interested in international [...]

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Asian Development Bank launches new report on sustainable development in China

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments by

The Asian Development Bank recently presented the newest issue of its Country Environmental Analysis (CEA). The report “Toward an Environmentally Sustainable Future: Country Environmental Analysis of the People’s Republic of China” is the result of a joint effort between ADB, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, the National Development and Reform Commission, and different research [...]

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New Index to Measure Human Impact on Oceans

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments by

Oceans are nature’s greatest resource, providing services estimated at $21 trillion dollars a year. They are the primary source of protein for 1 billion people and of livelihoods for 350 million more. Oceans also hold 97 percent of the planet’s water, contributing to moderate climate, ecosystems and oxygen supply. However, human activities bring different threats to the [...]

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