Prof. Maria Ivanova to Speak at Tellus Institute

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments by

On April 25th, 2012, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Center for Governance and Sustainability Co-Director and UMass Boston Professor Maria Ivanova will speak at the Great Transition Initiative Lunch Seminar at the Tellus Institute in Boston. Prof. Ivanova will present a lecture focused on her chapter in State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity.

Entitled “A New Global Architecture for Sustainable Governance,” Prof. Ivanova’s chapter examines the possibility of an optimal design for the international environmental governance architecture. Relevant to the upcoming climate negotiations at Rio+20, during which environmental governance and the future of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be key negotiation topics, Prof. Ivanova’s chapter discusses the on-going debate surrounding UNEP: whether it should be transformed into an independent UN Specialized Agency like the World Health Organization, or whether it should be strengthened in its current capacity as a subsidiary of the UN General Assembly.

The lecture will take place at the Tellus Institute’s office on 11 Arlington St, Boston. For those wishing to attend, RSVP by Tuesday, April 24th by emailing Kate Robinson: krobinson@tellus.org. To prepare for the lecture, Prof. Ivanova’s chapter can be found here.

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Michael Denney is a PhD student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.
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