2010 UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy

Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy

Yale University, 17-19 September 2010

How can institutions and the “rules of the game” be strengthened to effectively address climate change and advance a green economy? This question was at the centre of debate during the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance & Democracy, New Haven, USA, 17-19 September 2010. The Conference brought together some 160 academics, governance practitioners and civil society representatives from more than 20 developed and developing countries to explore opportunities of strengthening policy-relevant research on effective governance to address climate change and foster a green economy.  Read a summary statement here.

The event was organized by UNITAR and Yale University in partnership with UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UN-HABITAT, the World Bank, OECD, the Earth System Governance Project, the World Resources Institute, and the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future.

For more information, visit the Conference website at:  http://www.unitar.org/egp/2010-conference   

Read a summary insights from the conference.