Publication: The Future of Sustainable Development

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments by

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has released a new paper following up on Rio+20 and the future of UNEP. The paper is entitled “The Future of Sustainable Development: Rethinking Sustainable Development after Rio+20 and Implications for UNEP.” It is based on discussion from an informal meeting that IISD convened in Abu Dhabi in December, 2012. In Abu Dhabi, [...]

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New e-Learning Course: Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments by

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has announced its new e-course on sustainable development. The 6-week web-based program will run from November 5th to December 14th, 2012 , and will cover a diverse range of topics surrounding the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD). Subject matter includes the current institutional architecture for [...]

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Governments agree on outcome document from Rio+20

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments by

Member States announced yesterday (June 19th, 2012) an agreement on the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20. The conference’s Secretary General, Sha Zukang, announced this result after what he called “intensive and prolonged negotiations,” recognizing that the document is a “‘compromise text’ in which countries have had to both give [...]

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Global Climate Coalition Student Workshop takes place in Rio de Janeiro

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments by

Undergraduate and graduate students from thirteen teams from nine different countries presented their projects to the Global Climate Coalition Student Workshop, that took place as a side event to the celebration of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20. This event is organized by Yale University, Fundaçaõ Getulio Vargas and UMass Boston. [...]

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Rio + 20 to celebrate the Sustainable Development Dialogues

May 23, 2012 1 Comment by

Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the Government of Brazil and UNDP have extended an invitation to organizations and participants worldwide to take part in the Sustainable Development Dialogues. The dialogues are a virtual and direct platform for anyone who desires to add their voice to the Rio+20 Conference. It is [...]

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Academics Call for Constitutional Moment in Environmental Governance

Mar 16, 2012 No Comments by

On March 16th, 2012, Science Magazine published policy prescriptions from an international group of professors entitled, “Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance.” The article concerns the future of environmental action, calling for a “constitutional moment” in international environmental governance, similar to the watershed changes in global governance that followed the Second World War. The [...]

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