GEG Project Director Discusses Global Environmental Governance Reforms with IPS

Mar 09, 2010 No Comments by

Reporting from the 11th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Argentinian environmental journalist Marcela Valente discussed the majority sentiment of the conference’s attendees. “We need strong environmental governance, with more power and a bigger budget,” states Alida Spadafora, director of the Panamanian National Association for the Conservation of Nature, succinctly describing the conference’s concluding opinion, that the current international environmental governance system must undergo reform.  Reform options, however, cannot come from governments alone. The most vibrant thinking and ideas about these issues usually come from civil society, according to GEG Project Director, Maria Ivanova, who attended the conference as one of two elected North American Civil Society Representatives. Read the Inter Press Service article here.

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Maria Ivanova is the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Assistant Professor at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
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