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Carnegie Council Convenes Lecture on Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments by

On Monday, November 19th, 2012, Lorraine Elliott, professor of international relations at the Australian National University, delivered a public lecture entitled “Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance” in Singapore at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. The seminar, co-convened by the Global Ethics Network of Carnegie Council for Ethics in [...]

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Event: UNEP Roundtable Launch for 3rd Emissions Gap Report

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments by

UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report series aims to inform governments and the global community on how the response to climate change has progressed and whether the world is on track to meet established climate change goals. Roundtable discussion for the launch of UNEP’s 3rd Emissions Gap Report is set for Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at the [...]

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Ban Ki-Moon on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments by

On November 5th, 2001, the UN General Assembly declared November 6th of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. This publicity stems from the fact that the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war. Common military tactics and side effects of conflict include polluting [...]

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Sustainable Solutions: Boston and the Hubway Bike Program

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments by

On June 18th, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners unveiled a new initiative aimed at reducing pollution levels, improving resource efficiency, and reducing infrastructure costs in cities across the world. They called it the Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities. This initiative was launched to address sustainability efforts in [...]

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UNDP Launches Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments by

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched its new Pacific Risk Resilience Programme  in the Solomon Islands with the aim of strengthening governance mechanisms for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation at the sub-national and local levels. The regional Programme, which systematically addresses the challenge of ensuring that Pacific communities benefit from activities around disaster [...]

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Kenya Launches World’s First Climate Innovation Center

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments by

In September, 2012, Kenya launched the world’s first Climate Innovation Center (CIC), established in Nairobi in partnership with the World Bank Group’s infoDev Programme. The launch was attended by representatives of the Kenya government, private sector leaders, and development agencies. It aims to help companies working with climate related technologies to turn ideas into viable [...]

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