Designing Global Governance for Sustainability Conference - UMass Boston Brings Research to Policy

Event Date: September 21, 2012 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: University of Massachusetts Club, 225 Franklin Street, Boston

The event will:

  • Launch the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), the flagship global environmental assessment published by the UN Environment Programme
  • Explore the recommendations of the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative
  • Introduce UMass Boston’s new PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security

The Global Environmental Outlook is a product and a process. It provides an integrated assessment of the state, trends, and outlook for the global environment and is a consultative, participatory process that builds capacity for conducting research and analysis.

Universities are the primary users of the GEO and, with fifty colleges in fifty square miles, Boston is the perfect place for the academic launch of GEO-5.

Maria Ivanova, center co-director, is a coordinating lead author for Chapter 17: "Global Responses." Complementary copies of the report will be available.

The World Economic Forum's Everybody’s Business: Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World is perhaps the most comprehensive proposal for re-designing global governance since World War II. The 600-page report drafted by over 750 experts working in sixty separate task forces is the World Economic Forum’s output from its Global Redesign Initiative.

Senior Fellow Harris Gleckman will present the Readers Guide he developed for the report and explain how to analyze the numerous recommendations on security, health, environment, education, business ethics and over 30 other spheres of international activities. The Readers Guide seeks to stimulate a broad-based discussion and will be available on the center’s website.

Event times:

September 21:  3–6 p.m. with a reception to follow.

More details

University of Massachusetts Club: 617.287.3030

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