UEF-UNEP Cooperation

May
2003
Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dr. Perttu Vartiainen, Rector of the University of Eastern Finland sign an agreement of cooperation designating the former University of Joensuu a UNEP Partner University.
   

Aug/Sep 2004

First Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy is held in Joensuu 
   

Jan
2010

University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio (Finland) merge and form the University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
   

Aug
2010

UNEP and UEF renew their agreement by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

 

Aug
2013

The Course celebrates its tenth anniversary

 

The Course is usually arranged during June - September, and the duration of the Course is two weeks. In addition to the general international environmental law-making, each course has had a special theme.  

Courses

22 August to 3 September 2004, Joensuu, Finland
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Waters)

14 and 26 August 2005, Joensuu, Finland
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Forests)

26 June and 7 July 2006 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Biodiversity)

12 to 24 August 2007, Joensuu, Finland
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Chemicals)

29 of June to 11 July 2008, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Oceans)

28 June to 10 July 2009, UNEP Headquarters and Naivasha, Kenya
Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy (Environmental Governance)

15 to 27 August 2010, Joensuu, Finland
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Climate Change)

4 to 16 September 2011 Bangkok, Thailand
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions)

19 to 31 August 2012 Grenada Grand Beach resort, St. George's, Grenada
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Ocean Governance)

4 to 16 August 2013 University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland
Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Natural Resources)

20 to 30 October 2014 University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Joensuu, Finland

Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Environmental Security)


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