Paris Conference: “Towards new global governance for the environment”
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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