UNEP Announces Restructuring of the Division on Regional Cooperation (DRC)

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments by

The Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, addressed a letter to the major groups and stakeholders of the agency on October 4th, 2013 announcing the restructuring of the regional cooperation arrangement in accordance with the Rio+20 outcome document “The Future We Want”. Paragraph 88 of the outcome document called for the strengthening of UNEP’s regional [...]

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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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Obama Announces First U.S. Climate Plan

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments by

In a speech given at Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 25, President Barack Obama announced the United States’ first federal climate change strategy.  The Climate Action Plan follows Obama’s State of the Union address in February 2013, in which he stated that the Obama administration would implement an executive climate change plan if Congress did [...]

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IEA Report Proposes Energy Measures and Warns of Runaway Climate Change

Jun 20, 2013 No Comments by

On Monday, June 10, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, that detailed inadequacies in current energy policy and proposed four measures for the energy sector to preserve the possibility of containing emissions within 2 degrees Celsius.  The IEA report noted that a global climate accord at COP 21 in [...]

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Third Rencontres Internationales de Reims to Meet

Jun 13, 2013 No Comments by

On June 19th and 20th, 2013, the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne will host the Third Rencontres Internationales de Reims in Sustainability Studies to address the future of sustainable development after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The conference, organized by the International Research Center on Sustainability, plans to present and to discuss [...]

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Major Groups and Stakeholders Discuss Stronger Engagement with UNEP

Feb 20, 2013 No Comments by

The 14th session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) concluded in Nairobi as part of the events leading up to UNEP‘s 27th Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environmental Forum. This particular meeting was for representatives of civil society to convene and discuss  key issues and to develop a common input to the [...]

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