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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UNESCO Press Release on UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board

Oct 24, 2013 No Comments by

Earlier in October, we posted that the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project, Prof. Maria Ivanova, was appointed to the newly-minted UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. On October 18th, 2013, UNESCO published an official press release about the Advisory Board, a roster of the members, and relevant links including a video of UN Secretary-General [...]

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Maria Ivanova Appointed to UN Science Advisory Board

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments by

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced the creation of a new UN Scientific Advisory Board at the inaugural meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, and the Center for Governance and Sustainability is proud to announce that our own Co-Director, Professor Maria Ivanova, has been appointed as an expert to that panel. [...]

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Reforming the institutional framework for sustainable development(*)

Sep 20, 2013 No Comments by

Sustainable development gained traction as the idea bringing together the environment, economy and social issues in the quest for human development in the 1990s. At the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, governments outlined a broad, comprehensive vision for sustainable development, including the creation of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), to monitor and review progress on [...]

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UMass Boston Awarded $3.1 mln National Science Foundation Grant for “Coasts and Communities”

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments by

The University of Massachusetts Boston¬†received a $3.1 million Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant from the National Science Foundation¬†(NSF) for the project “Coasts and Communities: Natural and Human Systems in Urbanizing Environments.” Funded over five years, the program will train PhDs as a new generation of environmental problem solvers, able to create and [...]

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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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