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Fighting Fire with a Thermometer? Environmental Efforts of the United Nations

Center Director, Maria Ivanova publishes a new article in "The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward"

New Article

Professor Ivanova reflects on the past, present, and potential of the UN to address contemporary complex global challenges in her new article, Coloring the UN Environmental: The Catalytic Role of the UN Environment Programme. Available upon request, click below.

Book Review

Read Professor. Ivanova's book

review for the journalNatureDr. Ivanova compares two recent books that address the climate crises in very different ways. 

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March 3 - UN World Wildlife Day

Time to end the scourge of wildlife crime

John E. Scanlon argues new action is urgently needed. COVID-19, wildlife, and climate are all connected.

Due to concerns over COVID-19, UMass Boston is currently operating online only. Many answers about the campus’s response to the coronavirus can be found in our special coronavirus web section.

In addition, please check Healey Library’s Support for Teaching, Learning, and Research Continuity for continued updates on library resources and services. 

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