Planet Under Pressure Conference Offers Free Live Streaming

Mar 25, 2012 No Comments by

The Planet Under Pressure Conference, taking place in London from March 26th-29th, 2012, just announced live streaming services for its plenary sessions and for two live episodes of “The Daily Planet” on each day of the conference. The conference will bring together academics, international organizations, senior policy makers, technology experts, non-state actors, and representatives of the [...]

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UMass Boston PhD Candidate Uttam Shrestha Receives Conservation Trust Grant

Mar 24, 2012 No Comments by

The Center for Governance and Sustainability is proud to announce that Uttam Shrestha, Research Associate at the Center and PhD candidate in biology at UMass Boston, has been awarded the National Geographic Conservation Trust Grant for his doctoral thesis on caterpillar fungus in the Himalayas. Mr. Shrestha’s thesis is entitled, “Mountains, Mushrooms, and People: Chasing [...]

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Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim for the World Bank

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments by

On March 23rd, President Barack Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim to become the next President of the World Bank. Kim is currently the President of Dartmouth College, and his nomination comes as somewhat of a surprise to the international community. A physician by training, Kim is a leading figure in global health and development circles. [...]

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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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