Press

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In The Media

Listed below are the media appearances of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Team in chronological order (latest first).

2014 UN, Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Maria Ivanova UN MeetingDuring the SAB inaugural meeting on January 30th, 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon hailed the importance of the new body in shaping political action on issues of sustainable development, the reduction of inequality, and the eradication of poverty. “We need scientific approaches that overcome barriers between disciplines and methods. We need a holistic vision of the challenges to build integrated responses. And we need local and global political leadership informed by solid science and innovative approaches to problem solving,” said the Secretary-General. “This Board represents some of the world’s best scientific competence. It will provide indispensable advice on the interface between science and policy for sustainable development.”

A full text of Mr. Ban’s remarks is available here. For more on the SAB, see our previous coverage here and here. 

UMass Boston website, “Outstanding Faculty Profiles, University of Massachusetts Boston Global Governance Expert – Maria Ivanova”, September 2013.

umass boston The University of Massachusetts Boston website featured Maria Ivanova in the research section as an outstanding faculty. Read the full article here. 

The Point, “UMass Boston Sends Group to Rio+20 Sustainability Conference”, July 17, 2012

A delegation of seven professors, students, and fellows represented the University of Massachusetts Boston at Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that drew an estimated 50,000 people, including leaders from 130 nations. Read the full article here.

PatriotLedger.com, “Digging in to Clean Up Our Dirty Waters”, August 9 2011

    Director of the Green Boston Harbor Project, Anamarija Frankic, interviewed by the PatriotLedger.com on what she is doing to inspire youth about nature and clean up the Boston Harbor. Read the full article here. The Green Boston Harbor Project is housed at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s new Center for Governance and Sustainability, directed by Maria Ivanova.

The Point, “UMass Boston Professor Discusses Governance at U.N. Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi”, April 1 2011

The participation of GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova with team members in the 26th UNEP Governing Council in Nairobi, February 2011, is described in an article published in The Point, news from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Read the article here. The same issue of The Point also features Maria Ivanova with Sudan’s UN Ambassador Lumumba Di-Aping visiting UMass Boston on March 28 2011, here.

Ethical Corporation, “A Fight with High Stakes”, December 2010-January 2011

GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova and GEG Project community member Mark Halle of IISD in Geneva, were interviewed for “A Fight with High Stakes”. The article published in Ethical Corporation Magazine,  a leading global responsible business magazine, analyzes UNEP’s work in the Niger Delta. Read the article here.

The New Security Beat, “Engaging Civil Society in Global Environmental Governance”, August 13 2010

NewSecurityBeatLogoAn interview with GEG Project Director Maria Ivanova on Engaging Civil Society in Global Environmental Governance published on The New Security Beat,  blog; maintained by the staff of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson CenterRead the full interview with Maria Ivanova on the future prospects for GEG, Rio+20 and how the environment-development dicothomy can be reframed through bold leadership and a mobilized civil society.

Alternative Économiques, “L’Économie Durable” N° 83,  February 2010

The preeminent French economic journal, Alternatives Economiques, interviewed Global Environmental Governance Project Director Dr. Maria Ivanova on the present condition of the global environmental governance system. The current system, argues Dr. Ivanova, must be reformed. Read the article transcript (in French).

Ideation Magazine, “Questions of Governance,” November 11, 2009

Ideation MagazineGlobal Environmental Governance Project Director, Maria Ivanova, is featured for nurturing an emerging network of environmental leaders among the students at the College of William & Mary. Read the article here.

The Virginia Gazette- Opinion, “Enviro-Activists,” February 21, 2009

Global Environmental Governance Project Director, Maria Ivanova, is spotlighted for her activities in the international environmental arena, particularly, her publications in UNEP, representation of the North American Civil Society at the UNEP Governing Council in Nairobi, and development of the GEG Project website. Read the article here.

Interview for UN Radio “Global Environmental Issues”, 2008 (in Russian)

United Nations Radio LogoDr. Maria Ivanova interviewed by UN Radio on Global Environmental Issues. Listen to the interview here.