Dean David Cash Pens Op-Ed in The Reporter
“Ethiopia has the chance to leapfrog past dirty fossil fuel dependence, seize the opportunities of a sustainable future today, and avoid cutting off the (tree) limb upon which we sit,” writes Dean David Cash in a February 6th op-ed for The Reporter. David Cash recently took up the mantle of Dean for the McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. In January, he joined Professors Maria Ivanova and Jeff Pugh, some of their doctoral students, and 14 National Science Foundation IGERT Fellows on a trip to Ethiopia.
There, the UMass delegation delivered the first Regional Environment Diplomacy Institute (REDI-Africa), a three-day workshop for Ethiopia’s environmental negotiators. Later, they met extensively with Ethiopia’s political leaders, its environment advocates, and the faculty of Addis Ababa University. The op-ed covers this trip and Dean Cash’s thoughtful insights into Ethiopia, green growth, and the future of development.
To read the op-ed, click here.