Savannah Carr-Wilson (MESPOM ‘17) has co-authored a report, entitled “Awash with Opportunity: Ensuring the sustainability of British Columbia’s new water law,” analyzing the potential of Canada’s new water law: the Water Sustainability Act.
CEU alumna Yuliya Voytenko (ENVSCI PhD ‘07) has been granted SEK 3 million from FORMAS (the Swedish Research Council) for a 3-year research project, entitled Sharing and the City (2016-2018). Voytenko is currently a researcher at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), a MESPOM Consortium partner.
The master’s degree program offered by the MESPOM Consortium of Central European University (Hungary), Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the Monterey Institute for International Studies (USA), and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), ranked 55 under the category ‘Best Masters for Sustainable Development and Environmental Management Worldwide’ by Eduniversal Group on Best-Masters.com.
Diana Urge-Vorsatz, professor in CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and director of the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) has been elected vice chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the the UN body tasked with assessing climate science.
CEU alumnus Sergio Tirado, who received a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy in 2013, writes in the Huffington Post about the extraordinary efforts of Hungarian volunteers during the refugee crisis.
The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” took place at UNESCO and UPMC (Paris) from July 7-10. The four-day conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015 (“Paris Climat 2015”). Building on the results of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference addressed key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change.
Exceptional master's and doctoral students were recognized in June for their academic achievements with awards presented on June 18. Scroll down for the slide show of photos of the ceremony.
CEU Assistant Professor Viktor Lagutov, head of the Environmental Systems Laboratory at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at CEU, has recently been appointed the facilitator of the Eye on Water Security Special Initiative. This appointment coincides with the UN’s World Water Day, a worldwide event showcasing the importance of this vital resource.
Students are familiar with course and professor evaluations but some might not have had the opportunity to give mid-course feedback that could improve their learning experience. CEU Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy Tamara Steger wanted to see what kind of difference it could make, so she applied for and won a CEU Teaching Development Grant and is working on the project in consultation with the University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).