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Sustainable Development in Action Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 2

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments by

The most recent Sustainable Development in Action Newsletter was released by the United Nations this month. The newsletter highlights the work of the Member States, United Nations, and other stakeholders in implementing the sustainable development goals of the Rio +20 Conference. This issue covers the creation of an Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals; [...]

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UNEP Launches the Blue Carbon Portal

Jan 10, 2013 No Comments by

“Blue carbon” habitats are marine ecosystems that can capture and store a significant amount of atmospheric carbon. Some examples of blue carbon ecosystems are mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and intertidal saltmarshes. These ecosystems have great potential to mitigate climate change and play a critical economic role through the services they provide coastal and island communities. [...]

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Call for Participants: 2013 Massachusetts Sustainable Comminities and Campuses Conference

Nov 24, 2012 No Comments by

The Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conferences has extended a call for sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and posters to contribute and participate in this year’s conference. The conference can serve as a platform for showcasing community and campus sustainability initiatives to hundreds of stakeholders from government, business, communities, campuses, and non-profits. It is also an opportunity to network with leaders [...]

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IDEA and UNEP to Host Green Week

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments by

The International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA), in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will be hosting an international youth forum, The Green Week, from November 12-16, 2012 in Baku, the capitol city of Azerbaijan. On the first day of the event, organizers will host a International Youth Forum with local and international [...]

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Gus Speth Discussion of “America the Possible” at MIT

Oct 29, 2012 No Comments by

On Monday, October 22nd, 2012, members of the Center for Governance and Sustainability‘s Core Team attended a lecture by Professor Gus Speth hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Speth discussed topics from his new book, America the Possible, which explores the current shortcomings of the American Government to address important social, [...]

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Michael Zammit Cutajar Knighted in the Légion d’Honneur for Dedicated Work on Climate Change

Jun 07, 2012 No Comments by

On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012, Michael Zammit Cutajar was admitted to France’s highest civilian order for his dedicated work on climate change. Mr. Zammit Cutajar was chosen for his contributions to the field of climate change and his continued engagement in environmental negotiations at the United Nations. Mr. Zammit Cutajar was made a Knight of [...]

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