A webinar series on how governments can encourage sustainable development will begin Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 12:30 p.m. with a discussion on “Solving Deforestation Through Multilevel Learning: The GEM Approach to Managing Knowledge for Policy in the Global Area.”
Benjamin Cashore, director of the Governance, Environment and Markets Initiative at Yale, will kick off the series by explaining how academics and politicians can draw on existing scholarly work to address complex environmental challenges, including deforestation and land use change, local land rights, and climate change and its effect on forests and agriculture.
To participate in the webinar, register at http://alumniportal-deutschland.de/webinar-gem
The series, “How Can Multilevel Governance Foster Sustainable Development? Linking Knowledge and Learning to Practicable Solutions,” is hosted by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and co-organized with GIZ, a German federal enterprise that advises on sustainable development, and Alumniportal Deutschland, an online platform.
Cashore’s research examines how non-state, market-driven global environmental governance in concert with government authority, regulations and institutions can address environmental problems. His book, Governing Through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-state Authority
, with Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom, was awarded the International Studies Association’s 2005 Sprout Prize for international environmental policy and politics. He serves on the editorial boards of Business and Politics
, the Journal of Forest Policy and Economics
, and the Journal of Sustainable Forestry