Researcher Wanted at German Development Institute

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments by

The German Development Institute (DIE) is hiring a Researcher for their Environmental Policy and Management of Nature Resource Department in order to fill a vacancy from now until December 31st, 2013. The annual salary is  €49,000 (depending on qualifications), and the job would begin immediately. DIE is a leading think tank for development policy and [...]

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6th World Water Forum Draws 35,000 Participants

Mar 21, 2012 No Comments by

The 6th World Water Forum was held in Marseille, France from March 12th – 17th, 2012. The Forum was hosted and co-organized by the French government, and presided over by Loic Fauchon, the President of the World Water Council. The Forum drew 35,000 participants, among them heads of state, ministers, parliamentarians, European commissioners, mayors, water experts, UN officials, [...]

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World Food Prize Award Seeking Nominations

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments by

The World Food Prize Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation are seeking nominations for the first recipient of their new annual award: the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009) was an American agronomist who is credited with revolutionizing agricultural output in the 1960s. He developed a high yield, disease-resistant strain of [...]

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Yale to Host Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development

Mar 19, 2012 No Comments by

As part of the regional preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will host the U.S. – Canada Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development on March 24th and 25th, 2012. This meeting will bring together 180 experts, leaders, advocates, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers from both [...]

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Academics Call for Constitutional Moment in Environmental Governance

Mar 16, 2012 No Comments by

On March 16th, 2012, Science Magazine published policy prescriptions from an international group of professors entitled, “Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance.” The article concerns the future of environmental action, calling for a “constitutional moment” in international environmental governance, similar to the watershed changes in global governance that followed the Second World War. The [...]

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Implementing Environmental Law Would Save Europe €50 Billion

Mar 15, 2012 No Comments by

As reported by New Europe Online, Europe faces escalating costs in human health and environmental productivity due to the region’s failure to implement existing European Union environmental laws. The €50 billion estimated annual environmental price tag alarms some European Union policy makers who are now actively advocating for more effective implementation of their environmental laws. Janez Potočnik, [...]

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