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Modern global environmental agenda: problems, challenges, prospects, experience of Ukraine

  • April 20, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+03:00)
  • Kyiv, Ukraine

Modern global environmental agenda: problems, challenges, prospects, experience of Ukraine

Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries of Historical Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

               

At the beginning of the XXI century, humanity is on the brink of environmental disaster; problems such as climate change; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; biodiversity loss; air, land and oceans pollution; the invasion of harmful species; and pandemics such as the COVID-19 virus are becoming threatening.

Although, since the 1970s, the international community has made significant efforts to overcome these problems and put humanity on the path to sustainable development, their effectiveness is insufficient. Environmental situation is steadily deteriorating as new challenges - growing scarcity of resources and food; social and technological inequality; poverty; unemployment etc. - are constantly emerging. Therefore, the international environmental agenda requires urgent and constant updating and the adoption of new radical decisions and agreements.

This roundtable focuses on the problems and imperatives of the global environmental agenda and is looking for answers to the following questions. How has it been developed since the foundation of UNEP in 1972? What changes are needed today taking into consideration problems and challenges of the global development? What are the positive experiences of different regions and different countries including Ukraine in developing national environmental policies and implementing important environmental protection solutions?

Participants of the roundtable are: teachers (lecturers and professors), students and graduate students of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries of Historical Faculty of Kyiv National University named Taras Shevchenko, researchers from different universities and research institutions of Ukraine and other countries.

Date: 20 April, 2021, 10.00-13.00 (Ukrainian time), 03:00-06:00 (Eastern Time).

Working language: Ukrainian, Russian, English.

The roundtable is planned to be held online on the Zoom platform with a broadcast on Facebook.

Co-organizers:

Regional representation of ESEH in Ukraine (regional representative - Ph.D., senior researcher of the State Institution "Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine" Tetiana Perga),

Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries of Historical Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, educational programs: American Studies and European Studies; Oriental Studies (representative – Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Oleg Mashevsky).

Deadline for applications – 5 April, 2021

ESEH Representative in Ukraine

For more information, contact eseh.ukraine@gmail.com


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