2nd UNITAR/Yale 2010 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. It was the 2nd Conference in a series of events taking place under the UNITAR-Yale Environment & Democracy Initiative.

Conference website

Conference Programme

List of Participants

Conference Secretariat

Yale Center for Environmental
Law and Policy
301 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
T: +1-203-432-6065
F: +1-203-432-0237
Email: envgov@yale.edu

Environmental Governance Programme
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
T: +41 22 917 8525
F: + 41 22 917 8047
Email: envgov@unitar.org