October 12, 2015
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.
September 20, 2015
CEU Research Fellow Irina Molodikova wrote this piece in The Guardian about how the huge influx of Muslim refugees is awakening old fears in Central European countries, related not just to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s but also to ancient Ottoman occupation. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/20/refugees-hungary-croatia-muslims-tensions?CMP=share_btn_fb
September 6, 2015
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. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sergio-tirado/in-hungary-civil-society-_b_8084782.html
August 19, 2015
In October, environmental thought and action leaders worldwide will convene in Abu Dhabi for the Eye on Earth Summit 2015 to collectively address the global challenge of increasing access to information to support sustainable development and to tackle some of the world's most pressing environmental issues.
July 27, 2015
http://www.hir24.hu/belfold/2015/07/27/hokatlanna-valnak-a-varosok-otven-okos-hoseg-johet/ - Hungarian news portal hir24.hu assessed the effects of climate change in light of recent heat waves in Hungary with expert commentary by Diana Urge-Vorsatz, professor at CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. More coverage:
July 24, 2015
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.
July 11, 2015
http://www.stop.hu/belfold/szekszardon-folytatodik-az-impressions-klimakutatasi-program/1339210/ - Hungarian news portal stop.hu reports: The EU Impressions project looks into the extreme effects of climate change in three European parts of the world: the Iberian region, Scotland, and two Hungarian cities.
July 10, 2015
http://www.informed.hu/eletmod/kornyezet/gyors-es-ambiciozus-fellepest-surgetnek-a-szakemberek-az-eghajlatvaltozas-megfekezesere-201204.html - Hungarian news portal informed.hu reports: The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” took place at UNESCO and UPMC (Paris) from July 7-10.
June 30, 2015
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.
June 29, 2015
http://mno.hu/lanchidradio/ferenc-papa-okologiai-enciklikaja-zoldgomb-szombat-1305-1292528 Hungarian news portal mno.hu reports: CEU faculty Zoltan Illes, former Hungarian Secretary of State for Environmental Protection and Water was a guest of Hungarian Hir TV’s environmental program about the hundreds of barrels of toxic waste being unlawfully stored in unsafe conditions on the grounds of a bankrupt chemical company in Budapest’s center. Further coverage: