First Universal Session of UNEP Governing Council to Meet

Feb 17, 2013 No Comments by

A new era in the world of environmental governance is set to begin on Monday, February 18th with the first ever universal session of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council. Environment ministers, scientists, members of civil society and other stakeholders are set to convene at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to work through a [...]

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MGS Center for Governance and Sustainability Hosts Ethiopian Delegation

Jan 25, 2013 No Comments by

Take a brief look at the news over the past few years and one thing is apparent: there are problems on the global scale in ways there have not been before. From climate change and rising sea levels to economic downturns and aging populations, international organizations and governments are working toward resolving various 21st century [...]

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UNEP Conferences in Nairobi 18-22 February 2012

Feb 18, 2012 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organizes the 12th Special Session of its Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) in Nairobi, Kenya from 20-22 February 2012. The ministerial consultations during the session will focus on emerging policy issues under the overall theme of “The environmental agenda in the changing world: from Stockholm 1972 to Rio 2012″. From 18-19 February, [...]

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Berne Workshop on International Environmental Governance

Jun 24, 2011 1 Comment by

The Global Environmental Governance Project of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston has embarked upon a joint initiative with the Federal Office for the Environment of Switzerland and the World Trade Institute at the University of Berne to host a workshop on International Environmental Governance: Grounding Policy Reform in Rigorous [...]

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Workshop in May 2011: Ethiopia’s Input to the Sustainability Summit

Jun 23, 2011 1 Comment by

On 25-26 May 2011, the GEG project through the new Center for Governance and Sustainability co-organized a workshop in Ethiopia, entitled Rio 2012: Ethiopia’s Input to the Sustainability Summit, with the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre/Network at Addis Ababa University. The other co-sponsors were the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the two civil society organizations Forum for Environment and Ethiopian Wildlife and [...]

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GEG Project Featured in UMass Boston News “The Point”

Apr 05, 2011 No Comments by

The latest issue of The Point – News from the University of Massachusetts Boston, features some recent activities by the Global Environmental Governance Project. An article entitled ”UMass Boston Professor Discusses Governance at U.N. Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi” describes the participation of GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova with team members in the 26th UNEP Governing Council [...]

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