Strengthened Collaboration Between HoA-REC/N and the Center for Governance and Sustainability

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments by

The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC/N) and the Center for Governance and Sustainability have announced a new joint project entitled “Environmental Governance: Research, Education and Training.” The two Centers have been working together since the 2009 Global Environmental Governance Forum in Gilon, Switzerland. For the past five years, they have collaborated [...]

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Protected Ocean Areas Map Launch

Oct 28, 2013 No Comments by

The International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN) and UNEP have released the latest maps that show which areas of the ocean have become protected areas. The map uses data up until 2010 to show that almost 3% of the globe’s total ocean cover is now protected. This means that the international community is well on [...]

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Prof Kamal Bawa to Lecture at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments by

On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, Umass Boston Professor of Biology Kamal Bawa will be giving a lecture and panel discussion entitled Himalaya: Biodiversity, People, and Global Change. The discussion will be held at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and will feature photos and stories from Professor Bawa’s and conservation photographer Sandesh Kadur’s latest book, Himalaya: [...]

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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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Gus Speth Gives Commencement Address for UMass Boston Class of 2013

Jun 03, 2013 No Comments by

As the University of Massachusetts Boston class of 2013 celebrated their graduation on May 31, 2013, they were joined by environmental lawyer and activist James Gustave “Gus” Speth, for their official commencement address. The speech, typical of such remarks, provided a final shot of wisdom as the graduates seek success in a new phase of [...]

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Update: Christiana Figueres Interview on UMB Radio

May 15, 2013 No Comments by

On May 5th, 2013, Dean Ira Jackson of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies interviewed Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. The interview aired on the Commonwealth Journal Program of WUMB radio, available at 91.9 FM in the Metro Boston Area. Ms. Figueres has a wealth of experience working on the international environmental [...]

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