Senior Fellow Stanley Johnson Speaks at UMass Boston
The renowned British environmentalist and Ambassador for the Convention on Migratory Species Stanley Johnson visited the University of Massachusetts Boston on October 29th 2014. Stanley, who is also a senior fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability was the keynote speaker at a seminar organized by the Integrative Graduate Education and Traineeship (IGERT) program on Coast and Communities at UMass Boston.
Speaking about the four decades of international environmental governance, Stanley took the audience through a journey of global environmental governance and in particular the work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since its establishment in 1972. Stanley Johnson has authored a number of books on the environment, and one of his most recent is a history of UNEP. His book is entitled UNEP the first 40 years: A narrative by Stanley Johnson.
Stanley also held talks with researchers at the Center for Governance and Sustainability where he was briefed on the status of the Center’s projects and offered his suggestions. Specifically, he showed great interest in the Center’s Environmental Convention Index (ECI) project and the Africa Initiative, two of the Center’s flagship projects.