UNEP Cites Glion Forum for Achievement in International Environmental Governance
March 11, 2010  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

The United Nations Environment Programme acknowledged the historic achievement of the Global Environmental Governance Forum, which the GEG Project convened in Glion, Switzerland in June 2009, in two of its landmark publications. The 2009 UNEP Annual Report and the 2010 Yearbook cite the  GEG Forum,which brought together all five successive UNEP Executive Directors, as one of the key events in international environmental governance in 2009.  The  Forum, UNEP’s Annual Report points out, “fostered intergenerational dialogue, inspired renewed environmental leadership and generated new thinking on the subject of international environmental architecture.” (p.54) The Forum Report was also cited in the Executive Director Background Paper (UNEP/GCSS.XI/10), page 10, for the ministerial consultations at the 11th Special Session UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and included as resource for the 11th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum. Read the UNEP Annual Report, here. Read the UNEP Yearbook chapter on Environmental Governance, here. Read the Global Environmental Governance Forum Report, here.

About the Author :

Maria Ivanova is the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Associate Professor at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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