Paris Conference: “Towards new global governance for the environment”
January 24, 2012  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  1 comment

The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will host the conference, “Towards New Global Governance for the Environment,” which will take place in Paris, France on January 30-31, 2012.  The conference is organized in conjunction with the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and the Strategic Analysis Centre, and is part of the French preparations for Rio+ 20.

The conference’s purpose is to identify new proposals to create a sustainable development agenda that can adapt in a world undergoing profound transformations. It will also provide a forum for different civil society organizations and stakeholders to discuss their expectations for global environmental governance reform and their role in the reform process.

Specifically, the conference will focus on three main issues:

  • Governance that meets the needs and expectations of all actors in society;
  • Governance based on a solid interface between science and policy and that uses the new technologies to modernize its operation; and
  • A system of international governance built on a model of democratic association of all the actors in society.

Prof. Maria Ivanova, Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Co-Director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston, will participate in the conference.

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About the Author :

Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy joined the GEG team in September 2011as a research assistant for the UMass Center of Governance and Sustainability. Natalia graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 and its currently a PhD Student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at UMass Boston

1 Comment to “Paris Conference: “Towards new global governance for the environment””
  • Steven Earl Salmony
    January 31, 2012 -

    This is a very good idea. Go for its implementation. Thanks for all you are doing.

    Steven Earl Salmony
    AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population
    established 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC

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