Eyes for Change: Design’s Role in Successful Governance

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments by

Summary of an article in the Seed Magazine by Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of Design and Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art:   Whether we are aware of it or not, design is in everything around us. Every building, park, city, organization and social project is designed. For those who know how to use [...]

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Nordic Countries Call for Stronger International Environmental Governance

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments by

On 15 March 2011, the environment ministers of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Norway met at a Nordic Ministerial Meeting and discussed, among other issues, international environmental governance (IEG) reform. They stressed the importance of strengthening the environmental pillar within the international negotiations on sustainable development. The Nordic ministers of the environment agreed to support the preparatory [...]

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Franz Perrez New Swiss Ambassador for the Environment

Jun 29, 2010 No Comments by

On 4 June, Dr. Franz Perrez was appointed Switzerland’s new Ambassador for the Environment. In this capacity he will lead the Swiss delegations at all important international negotiations in the area of the environment, including the climate negotiations and top level meetings.

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Positions in Potsdam, Germany

Jun 15, 2010 No Comments by

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam (IASS; Founding director Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer) invites applications from suitable candidates for the position of Post Doctoral Research Fellow. The appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for 6 months.

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Global Environmental Governance and the Energy Challenge

Jun 10, 2010 No Comments by

Dr. Maria Ivanova joins other climate leaders in a unique yearlong online forum entitled Climate Visions.

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Global Oceans Conference

May 12, 2010 No Comments by

Convened at the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France from May 3-7, the fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands focused on three themes: ensuring survival, preserving life, and improving governance.

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