Prof. Joyeeta Gupta to Speak at Boston University
October 4, 2012  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Event, Featured  //  No Comment

On Thursday, October 11th, 2012, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future will host a lecture on sustainable development at The Castle at Boston University. The lecture is entitled Sustainable Development Governance: ‘Glocal’ Challenges and Opportunities. The speaker will be Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Climate Change Policy and Law at the VU University, Amsterdam.

The lecture will focus on global-to-local (dubbed ‘Glocal’) interpretations of environmental problems. Additionally, Professor Gupta will address environmental governance at all levels, problem-solving ‘Glocally’, and how states addressing environmental governance interact with their constituents. Of particular interest to Professor Gupta are the fields of climate change, water, and forests.

Professor Gupta is a very active figure in the global environmental governance (GEG) community. In addition to her professorship at the University of Amsterdamn, she is a Professor of Water and Environmental Law and Policy at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She serves on the board of numerous international environmental policy journals, such as International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics, and is a lead author in the prestigious International Panel on Climate Change. Professor Gupta also worked closely with Prof. Maria Ivanova on UNEP‘s GEO5 – Global Environmental Outlook: Environment for the Future we Want. Prof. Gupta was a contributing author for Chapter 17: “Global Responses”, for which Prof. Ivanova was a coordinating author.

This lecture is the keynote address of the Pardee Center Task Force on Global Environmental Governance in and for the 21st Century. This task force, which includes representation from both Boston and Clark Universities, will publish a report on its on-going research in 2013.

The lecture is open to the public but space is limited. To register, click here.

About the Author :

Michael Denney is a PhD student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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