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Partnership for Sustainability

Putting Climate and Sustainability on the Global Agenda

  • 07 Mar 2013
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, Alumni Lounges.
We may think that Sustainability flows from local to global, but an argument can be made that sustainable practice was principally launched at the UN and then caught fire at the grass roots. Harris Gleckman was one of the people who made this happen.

His doctoral work from Brandeis University’s Department of Sociology focused on the political economy of food systems. Gleckman was subsequently a staff member of the
UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of
Economic and Social Affairs. These posts have placed him at the center of some of Sustainability's most important milestones, including helping to draft the Bruntland (United Nations Commission on Environment and Development) report and crucial climate negotiations. His latest work on proposals for new institutions of global governance is available at www.umb.edu/gri.

Gleckman is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey and also teaches at the University of Maine Law School. He is a director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting and senior fellow at the Center for Governance
and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Free and Open to the Public

For more information: Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Psychology, Programs in
Environmental and Sustainability Studies,
Ramapo College of N.J. medelste@ramapo.edu
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