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Registration Deadline for Rio+20 is February 20, 2012

Feb 10, 2012 No Comments

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, Rio+20, or Rio 2012) will take place in Brazil between the 20th and the 22nd of June, 2012. The conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World [...]

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Global Environmental Governance Project Updates from the Field: Jason Morris-Jung

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments

In 2009, the GEG Project held an international competition for emerging leaders to participate in the Global Environmental Governance Forum: Reflecting on the Past, Moving into the Future. An international Advisory Board selected thirteen young people as Emerging Leaders. Jason Morris-Jung, PhD candidate at the University of California Berkley, was one of them. In 2011, Jason, [...]

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Maurice Strong Calls for the Strengthening of UNEP

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

At the panel discussion on Means of Implementation for Sustainable Development at the Special United Nations General Assembly event on October 25, Maurice Strong, the keynote speaker for the event, described the attention given to environmental issues as a ‘recession in political will’. Maurice Strong was the Secretary-General of the first UN Conference on the Human [...]

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Roundtable: Trajectories to Sustainability – Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity

Oct 23, 2011 No Comments

The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Governance and Sustainability Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Trajectories to Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Prosperity with authors of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) report Welcoming Remarks by Provost Winston Langley  Opening Remarks by the Co-Directors of the Center for Governance and Sustainability Maria Ivanova and Craig Murphy Ivar Baste [...]

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New Standards to Measure Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, new standards to enable corporations to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions across their entire value chain and product lifecycle will be launched in New York and London. The standards will be released at Citigroup in New York City and RSA House in London. The new Corporate Value Chain Standard [...]

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Linking Environmental Damage and Human Rights

Sep 19, 2011 1 Comment

Recent natural disasters have demonstrated that environmental damage can have negative implications for the enjoyment of human rights. While the many linkages between protection of human rights and protection of the environment have long been recognized, the use of a human rights-based approach to address this increasingly urgent challenge remains contested from both a policy and a legal point of [...]

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