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$4.43 Billion Pledged to the Global Environment Facility

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments by

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has received $4.43b in funding from 30 donor countries over the next four years to support developing countries efforts to prevent environmental degradation. ”Today’s decision is a powerful signal from the global community about the importance of urgently reversing the negative environmental trends in order to ensure a sustainable future for [...]

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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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Publication: Increased Focus on Green Energy for Small Island Developing States

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments by

In a recent article, journalist Peter Richards of the Inter Press Service provides an overview of a new publication titled “Transitioning to a Green Economy-Political Economy of Approaches in Small States“. The work is part of ongoing efforts by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to foster implementation and raise awareness of green energy issues.  The 216-page [...]

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Open-Ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests Holds First Meeting

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

The Open-Ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests (AHEG) held its first meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, from February 24th to February 28th. The group is expected to review the performance and effectiveness of the international arrangement on forests (IAF), and to propose recommendations to the United Nations Forum on Forests [...]

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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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