Please find enclosed the announcement and Call for Papers for the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, Yale University, 17-19 September 2010.
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Environmental Governance Programme
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
2nd Yale/UNITAR Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy
Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and
Advance a Green Economy
Yale University, 17-19 September 2010
Information Note and Call for Papers
The 2nd Yale/UNITAR Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy will take place at Yale University, New Haven, USA from 17-19 September 2010 in the margins of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal Summit, 20-22 September, New York. Focusing on the theme of Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, the event will take stock of and examine the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering (or impeding) low carbon and climate resilient development. Papers and discussions will cover various levels of governance (i.e. global, regional, transnational, national, sub-national, and local) as well as specialized governance topics, including governance of climate change science, financing and forestry. Anticipated outcomes of the conference include a research agenda and enhanced knowledge sharing to better understand the openness, transparency, accountability and effectiveness of institutions engaged in action to address climate change. Scholars and experts are invited to submit abstracts for proposed papers by 15 May 2010. Those wishing to attend as participants must express an interest by 15 June 2010. Information about the application process is available at http://www.unitar.org/egp.