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Open Working Group Finalizes Proposal of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)
July 31, 2014  //  Blog Post, Featured

On July 19th, 2014, the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted a proposal of sustainable development goals and …

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Brief 9: UNDP: Reviving a Practical Human Development Organization
January 29, 2014  //  Brief

January 2014 by Craig Murphy and Stephen Browne Constant reform has characterized the UN Development Programme (UNDP) throughout its existence. Change bespeaks an organization ready to adapt but …

Global Environmental Governance Project

In 2011, the GEG Project moved to the University of Massachusetts Boston where it catalyzed the creation of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, which now houses the Project’s activities and researchers. The vision for the Center for Governance and Sustainability is grounded in the work of the GEG Project and extends to development and sustainability concerns from the local to the global level. The Center seeks to advance the state of knowledge in the field of global governance and to generate analysis that is immediately and practically useful for policy-makers seeking to reform institutions for environment and development across sectors, governance levels, and geographies.

Over time, the GEG Project has succeeded in, and will continue to serve three core functions:

  1. Provide a ‘clearinghouse’ of environmental governance information for scholars, researchers, students, policymakers, and diplomats;
  2. Serve as a ‘rigorous analyst’ of available data offering theoretical, empirical and policy relevant analysis;
  3. Act as an ‘honest broker’ convening various stakeholders and facilitating dialogue and engagement.