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UNEP and WRI to Host Teleconference on Emissions Gap Report

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments by

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will host a joint teleconference on their latest Emissions Gap Report. The report, inaugurated in 2010, is an annual analysis of the whether the pledges and commitments made by states within the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol will actually have their intended effect. The effect, [...]

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Minamata Convention on Mercury Adopted: New Global Treaty Will Cut Mercury Emissions and Releases

Oct 12, 2013 No Comments by

Japan has become the first country to sign the new Minamata Convention on Mercury, as it opened for signature on October 10, 2013. The treaty, global and legally binding, will reduce emissions and releases of the toxic substance into air, land and water, while phasing out a range of mercury-containing products. The Minamata Convention tackles [...]

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Discusses the Good News About Climate Change

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments by

On September 27th, 2013, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) delivered a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School about “The Good News on Climate Change.” In her introduction she first explained the nature of climate change as a complex problem, calling for new approaches and efforts towards its [...]

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Prof Kamal Bawa to Lecture at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments by

On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, Umass Boston Professor of Biology Kamal Bawa will be giving a lecture and panel discussion entitled Himalaya: Biodiversity, People, and Global Change. The discussion will be held at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and will feature photos and stories from Professor Bawa’s and conservation photographer Sandesh Kadur’s latest book, Himalaya: [...]

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Call for Applicants: 4th Annual Inter-University Climate Change Negotiation Simulation

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments by

From October 18th-19th, 2013, the Yale School of Forest and Environmental Studies will host the Fourth Annual Inter-University Climate Negotiation Simulation. The simulation is designed to mimic the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process, which last year in Doha, Qatar, led to the adoption of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol. [...]

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4th Annual Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference Announced

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments by

On September 25, 2013, Integrative Sustainability & Environmental Solutions Planning (ISES), in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, will host the 4th Annual Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The conference will address the theme “How Resilient is Massachusetts?” and hopes to [...]

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