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Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

Mar 09, 2012 No Comments

The upcoming Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminor meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. The Fulbright Program has long pioneered exchange programs that promote cooperation among [...]

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Kenya Mourns Reform-Driven Environment Minister

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, the Hon. John Michuki, Kenya’s reform-driven environment minister, passed away. The minister, a hardworking and firm bureaucrat, succumbed to a heart attack in a Nairobi hospital just days after returning from treatment for a mild stroke in the United Kingdom. During the same week, the 12th Session of the Governing Council of UNEP was taking place [...]

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Danish Environment Minister: A Strong European Voice in Rio+20

Feb 07, 2012 No Comments

Denmark will lead the European Union through the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June and promises to provide a ‘strong European voice’ at the summit. Denmark  holds the Presidency of the European Union through the end of June 2012. In an interview with EurActiv, Danish Environmental Minister, Ida Auken,  laid out [...]

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Gambia: Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Governance

Feb 06, 2012 No Comments

The Agency for the Development of Women and Children (ADWAC) recently launched a regional partnership project called Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Governance (SAGE) in the Central River Region ( CRR) of Gambia. The project is a regional partnership programme which includes three countries: Gambia, Senegal and Guinea Bissau and has a lifespan of four years. In [...]

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Workshop on International Environmental Governance Summary Report

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments

The Berne workshop on International Environmental Governance: Grounding Policy Reform in Rigorous Analysis was a joint initiative of the Federal Office for the Environment of Switzerland, the Global Environmental Governance Project of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the World Trade Institute at the University of Berne. The workshop took place on 26-28 June 2011, and [...]

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State of Readiness for Climate Change COP 17

Nov 24, 2011 No Comments

South Africa is ready to join over 190 parties at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place from November 28th to December 9th 2011 in Durban. COP17 is particularly important because it will be the last Conference of the Parties before the Kyoto [...]

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