Vision Statement

Our vision is to establish a leading intellectual hub that connects scholars and practitioners worldwide, linking analytical rigor and policy action on issues of environment, development, and sustainability governance.


Center for Governance & Sustainability

UMass Boston

Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 126
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02125 USA


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Center for Governance and Sustaininability

University of Massachusetts Boston

An interview with Dr. Ivanova on threats to humanity

"We have a duty to hope and a responsibility to act. And that responsibility is particularly urgent for governments and international organizations." 


We are a group of global scholars working in solidarity to produce and circulate research at the science-policy interface to inform environmental governance at the local, regional, domestic, and international levels. 

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New Publication

Future Earth: Risks Perceptions Report 2020

"As humanity’s size and impact on the planet grows, so too do the risks we face... To address this, we need to open the dialogue on risk to a diversity of voices, allowing us to assess a complex issue from multiple perspectives. Ultimately, we strive to enrich our understanding of risks through dialogue and to move the global narrative towards common solutions. We hope this report, and future iterations, will help move us forward on this path."