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CEU-UN ISEPEI workshops started

July 1, 2019

The first joint UN-CEU workshop in annual ISEPEI series has started today. The workshop is devoted to Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction and organized in cooperation with UNDP and features other global key stakeholders in disaster and crisis management. 

The sessions can be followed online at this video link

Methodology to measure threats to biodiversity

Yet another important publication co-authored by our Associate Professor Brandon P. Anthony, former student Luna Milatovic (MESP 16/17) and MESPOM Associated Partner, Anthony Swemmer (South African Environmental Observation Network/SAEON) is now out in Koedoe: African Protected Area Conservation and Science!

The research utilizes a methodology Brandon P.

Prof. Brandon P. Anthony leads innovative training on rapid assessments of wetlands for Ramsar site managers in Central Asia

June 24, 2019
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy Associate Professor Brandon P. Anthony recently lead a special training workshop on conducting rapid ecological, and ecosystem service, assessments of Ramsar wetlands in Central Asia. Prof. Anthony worked with the Ramsar Regional Initiative for Central Asia (RRI-CA) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) to offer a two-day training workshop for Ramsar site managers and other government officials from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. 
Rapid wetland assessments are being promoted by the Ramsar Convention (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) as a means for countries to design a simple and rapid site assessment system that does not rely on detailed, quantitative assessments, and encourages input from traditional and/or indigenous groups. Although not a substitute for more long-term, comprehensive assessments, rapid assessments can help establish baseline inventories and identify key ecosystem attributes that are undergoing threats. 

Tamara Steger is contributing author to the second WHO environmental health inequalities assessment report

June 24, 2019
Tamara Steger, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, is a contributing author to the second WHO environmental health inequalities assessment report that was launched on the WHO High-Level Conference on Health Equity in Ljubljana last week. 
 
"The report documents the magnitude of environmental health inequalities within countries through 19 inequality indicators