GEM Initiative at Yale University
Governance, Environment,
and Markets Initiative

Upcoming Events

Fall 2013

September 26, 2013: Ben Cashore participated in a panel at the European Forest Institute’s FLEGT-REDD session addressing the theme of “Shaping forest policy: Global initiatives and the European arena” in Nancy, France. The panel included Heiko Leideker, Alexander Hinrichs, Christophe van Orshoven, and Melissa Othman, all of EFI’s FLEGT Facility.
October 3, 2013: GEM doctoral student Matto Mildenberger delivered a presentation to the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale University on research developments under the Sobotka Research Fund. The presentation was called "When do fossil fuel companies support environmental policy? A cross-national comparison in federalist democracies." 
October 11-12, 2013: GEM doctoral student Stefan Renckens and GEM faculty associate Graeme Auld will present a paper, entitled “It’s Time to Certify. Explaining Variation in the Duration of Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Certification,” at the Conference on the Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation in Dublin, Ireland.
November 1-2 , 2013: The GEM Initiative and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will host a conference, Rio+20 to 2015: A New Architecture for a Sustainable New World, at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The conference will address questions related to the design of governance and institutional architectures that engage all stakeholders in a global partnership for results-based sustainable development action and accountability. For more information, please contact Sara Dewey at saradewey (at)
November 7-9, 2013: GEM doctoral student Stefan Renckens will present part of his dissertation research on “Regulating Transnational Private Governance” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) in Washington D.C.
November 16-17, 2013: Ben Cashore will deliver the keynote address at theGlobal Landscapes Forumin Warsaw, Poland, occurring alongside the 19th Conference of the Parties(COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
November 16, 2013: An international workshop on ‘Human Rights, Climate Governance & Environmental Justice’ during COP 19 will be jointly organized by GEM and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in collaboration with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). The workshop will convene scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, and stakeholders from a variety of fields and disciplines to examine how human rights can be used to support, design, and implement effective and equitable solutions to climate change at multiple levels of governance.
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