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Prof Kamal Bawa to Receive Honorary Degree

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments by

The Center for Governance and Sustainability is proud to announce that our own Faculty Fellow, UMass Boston Distinguished Professor of Biology Kamal Bawa, will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree from the University of Alberta. The University of Alberta’s tradition of bestowing honorary degrees does not focus in on specific disciplines or achievements. Instead, [...]

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Ethiopian Delegation Visits UMass Boston

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments by

When the 3rd high-level Ethiopian delegation comprised of Addis Ababa University Board Members, the President of AAU, and the Director of the Horn of Africa Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC&N) arrived at UMass Boston campus on Monday, April 14, no time was wasted in settling down to business. The collaboration dates back to 2008, when Professor [...]

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IPCC Report Leads to Discussion on Food Security

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments by

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is reporting that the recent IPCC Working Group 2 report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, is making waves in the international community. International organizations such as the FAO, the World Bank, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have hosted and participated in conferences addressing [...]

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New IPCC Working Group II Report

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments by

On March 30th, 2014, the IPCC Working Group II released its contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCCC. There are a number of Working Groups for the IPCCC process, but Working Group II specifically focuses on impacts of climate change, climate change adaptation, and vulnerabilities. Their report, entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, [...]

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Ban Ki-Moon on World Water Day

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments by

March 22nd, 2014 was World Water Day, and to mark the occasion, the United Nations focused on how water and energy, specifically their distributions and uses, impact economic development. In his address to mark the occasion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon reminded us that, “Climate change, driven in great part by the unsustainable use of energy, will [...]

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NRDC Releases Architecture for Sustainable Development

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments by

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has developed a new international structure to promote action on the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The NRDC, long known for its environmental advocacy and engagement with the international community, entitles its proposal “New Architecture for a New Global Partnership.” The proposal is part of long-term effort the NRDC [...]

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