Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Editor: Ruth Reck, Ruth Reck

These chapters explore the impact and related policy implications of climate change on our planet. The need for sustainable development is discussed from many different perspectives. It is presented at the upper level of undergraduate higher education, with ideas on how to use this book in the classroom and questions to help students to review the material. The editor is Dr. Ruth Reck, Professor of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. In the Preface, Harvard Professor, Michael B. McElroy, says: “This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the challenge posed by climate change for a sustainable global and specifically human societal future. The issues are clearly enunciated in the introductory paper by Professor Reck and are elaborated further in the wide-ranging series of papers that follow. Professor Reck makes a persuasive case for the need to introduce upper level undergraduates to this important topic. She offers an imaginative strategy as to how this volume could be used to educate and to stimulate debate following the creative approach implemented in the highly successful course she has taught over the past several years at the University of California, Davis.”

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Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration and the Environment

1& 2 August 2016 Symposium

Keynote speaker – Robert Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at University of Cambridge and Research Fellow at University of Oxford

The Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment will be held 1 and 2 August 2016 at Rothermere American Institute in Oxford

The Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment is a special interest meeting of London Symposia, an organization devoted to scholarly research, writing and discourse. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for scientists and policy makers to present papers and engage in discourse relevant to sustainability, human welfare and progress.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring to the table academics and professionals from the realms of economics, education, environmental studies, urban studies, sociology and demography, law, food and agriculture, political science, and ethics, to present papers and engage in discourse relevant to global environmental issues and its effects on human welfare and progress.

You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of research, or you may wish to attend as an observer. If you wish to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee.

The Symposium has grant support from the Education Policy Research, Inc., United States and is jointly sponsored with the United Nations Association, Cordell Hull Chapter, United States.

Climate-Change-SusThe principal speaker opening the session is Robert Rowthorn Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Population Research at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.

Other universities involved in the programme planning are University of Reading, UK; University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, US, Virginia Tech University, US et al.

Announcements for the meeting are enhanced by the Maryland Population Center, Maastricht Centre for Citizenship Migration and Development and the environmental Migration Portal and the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

The last full book published by the Symposium is titled Climate Change and Sustainable Development, edited by Ruth A. Reck (Yarnton, Oxon.,  Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd., 2010) 451pp

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Bill McKibben – Oxford Climate Forum


Oxford Climate Forum

Published on Nov 17, 2015

Bill McKibben’s video address to the Oxford Climate Forum 2015.

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Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene: Uncharted Waters

HUCE launches a new lecture series, “Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene,” examining the future of social-environmental systems in a world heavily impacted by humans. The first lecture of the series will be a panel discussion on the topic “Uncharted Waters: Novel Ecosystems in the Marine Environment,” featuring Jeremy Jackson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute), Trevor Branch (University of Washington), John Pandolfi (University of Queensland, Australia), and Mary O’Connor (University of British Columbia).

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Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene: Ecological Novelty, Old and New on Vimeo

As part of HUCE’s “Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene” lecture series, Stephen Jackson, Director of the Southwest Climate Science Center, University of Arizona, discusses “Ecological Novelty, Old and New: Conservation in a post-normal world.” This series examines the future of social-environmental systems in a world heavily impacted by humans and is organized by Elizabeth Wolkovich, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.

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EAC Earth Day Festival 2016!

Feed Change!

Come celebrate Earth Day at the Environmental Action Committee’s annual EARTH DAY FESTIVAL April 23rd from 12-4pm on the Science Center Plaza!

Discover green efforts all over Boston with a focus on sustainable food!

Free Food
Seed Planting and Pot Painting
Games
Great Bands
A Huge Raffle
Reusable Bag Design
Henna and Face painting
Flower Crown Headband Making
Everyone’s favorite… free Nalgenes!!!

Special thanks to:
JP Licks, B.Good, Life Alive, Yolk, Green Medicine Initiative, Harvard College Conservation Society, Harvard Extension Environmental Club, Harvard College Water Innovation Team, Food Literacy Project, Resource Efficiency Program, Divest Harvard, Harvard College Ocean Sciences Club, Harvard College Democrats, Harvard College Naturalist Club, Harvard Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Outing Club, DoneGood, Mercy For Animals, Boston Vegetarian Society, Harvard Community Garden

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UNEP Exective Director and Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations


UNEP

Published on Nov 15, 2015

Achim Steiner’s message for the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015

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