UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Opens Inaugural Meeting of UN Scientific Advisory Board

Jan 31, 2014 No Comments by

The United Nations Scientific Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting on January 30th, 2014. Opening remarks were given by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who hailed the importance of the new body in shaping political action on issues of sustainable development, the reduction of inequality, and the eradication of poverty. “We need scientific approaches that overcome [...]

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Public Radio International Features Anamarija Frankic on Biomimicry

Nov 17, 2012 No Comments by

Associate Director for Sustainability at the Center for Governance and Sustainability Annamarija Frankic  appeared on Public Radio International’s Environmental News Program, “Living on Earth,” Saturday, November 17th, 2012. Dr. Frankic spoke with host Steve Curwood her ongoing work on biomimicry, the study of sustainable designs in nature that can be used to produce solutions to [...]

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GEG Project launches new Rio+20 Responses section

Jul 16, 2012 No Comments by

The Global Environmental Governance Project at the Center for Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston has launched a new Rio+20 Responses section as part of its main website. This new section features the main outcome document of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 – and responses to the negotiations and the [...]

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InforMEA – New United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments by

In an effort to improve the sharing of information related to international agreements that protect the environment, the United Nations set up the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (MEA IKM) in 2009. Supported by UNEP, currently participating in the initiative are 17 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) from 12 Secretariats, hosted by three UN organizations and the [...]

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Summer Opportunity: Renewable Energy Education in Costa Rica

May 31, 2011 1 Comment by

Are you a university student in the United States interested in renewable energy ? Are you willing to spend 12 days in Costa Rica this summer? Then the GREEN Educational Adventure Programs may be an opportunity for you. The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) seeks to inspire motivated university students in the fields of renewable [...]

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CSD-19 Ended With No Adopted Agreed Outcome

May 16, 2011 No Comments by

The 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) convened from 2-14 May 2011, at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates focused on the thematic cluster on transport, chemicals, waste management, mining and the 10-Year Framework Programme (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Negotiations on an agreed outcome were scheduled to [...]

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