Union for Mediterranean (UfM) Climate Change Expert Group gathers in Paris
The COP21 triggered special momentum for tackling climate change globally. All the UfM Member States signed the Paris Agreement in New York on 22 April 2016 and they are now preparing for the COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016. As part of this preparation, the French Ministry for Environment, Energy and the Sea, and COP21 Presidency, hosted on 12 May, 2016 the 4th Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group (UfMCCEG) in the Oceanographic Institute of Paris.
More than 50 climate expert representatives from UfM member countries, key international organisations working in the field of climate change such as the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as well as civil society representatives gathered in Paris. Participants will follow up on the Paris Agreement and on the implementation of actions related to the fields of local authorities, private sector investments and capacity building. A work programme for 2016 aiming at enhancing the Mediterranean climate agenda under a regional umbrella of medium-term strategy was adopted at the end of the meeting.
Keeping the global temperature rise to below 2oC, the target set by the Paris Agreement, calls for actions that cannot only rely on nationally-determined contributions. A coordinated regional approach on Climate Action is needed to successfully achieve this target in the Mediterranean, one of the most sensitive areas in terms of the impact of climate change.
Beyond COP21 Symposium series
Target4green Educational Consultancy and Training kickstarted in January 2016 (Dubai) the project "Beyond COP21 Symposium series" which mobilizes School Communities around the world on Climate & Sustainable Development action.
It reaches 10-18 years old students and teachers globally, with the support of Eco-Schools International, Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots and 350.org.
The WEEC Permament Secretariat encourages schools, companies and organisations in taking part and investing in the series. Each one day Symposium is hosted by an Eco-school. The event consists of themed high impact presentations & debates with guest speakers on the Agenda 2030 and Climate negotiations in and beyond Paris, individual and community action, pledge making and practical activities/workshops.
The North American Association for Environmental Education expands board by five members
NAAEE expands its board by five members including the first-ever chief diversity officer and vice president for Walgreen’s, a former Sierra Club president, a former mayor who consults nationally on governance strategies for cities and public service utilities, a leading Duke University educator in campus sustainability and a science-tech entrepreneur and CEO.
Call for papers: Journal of Business, Peace and Sustainable Development
Greenleaf Publishing invites contributions to the Business, Peace and Sustainable Development (BPSD) Journal.
BPSD is a peer-reviewed journal that aims at understanding the role of the business sector in enhancing peace and reducing violence, and contributing to sustainable development.Corporate Peaceis an umbrella concept that contains business, social and strategic dimensions. It is the capacity of an organization to consider peace and the reduction of violence as a component in its business strategy, and the utilisation of business resources to raise awareness and enhance peace. While research has been published on business and peace and peace through commerce, BPSD is the first journal dedicated to the mutual contribution of business and peace.
Volume 19-1 of the journal Ambiente Sociedade is online
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at The Social and Economic Analysis Branch of the United States Geological Survey
The Social and Economic Analysis Brancis seeks two social scientis at the Fort Collins Science Center (Colorado) with expertise in Environmental Communication
The Uses and Users of Landsat project involves communicating the scientific and societal value of the U.S. government's Landsat program. Since the first satellites that eventually led to the Landsat program were launched in 1972, they have captured millions of images. This imagery provides a vital resource for global change research, with applications in cartography, geology, regional planning, agriculture, forestry, education, and many other areas. The main focus for this position will be continuing and expanding work on case studies of Landsat applications.
CINEMAMBIENTE Lab | Info e call for projects | Torino June 3rd - 5th
CinemAmbiente Environmental film festival announces the third edition of CinemAmbiente LAB, 3 days intensive development training workshop dedicated to producers and filmmakers with a green documentary project (June 3rd - 5th).
To complete the schedule, on the last day the green projects will be presented to a green panel, composed by producers, festival directors, documentary industry decision makers, in order to receive advices about creative and production issues.
The project with strongest development potentials will be awarded with a 1000 euros prize by experts and organizers. The registration deadline is May 10th.