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Quoted in Al Jazeera, “Why Biden’s release of US oil reserves won’t end pain at the pump,” April 4, 2022.


Quoted in UMass Boston News, “Celebrating UNEP’s 50th Anniversary and UMass Faculty Negotiates Landmark Environmental Agreement on Plastics,” March 29, 2022.

Interviewed at Living on Earth: Public Radio's Environmental News Magazine, "Nations Vow to Curb Plastic Waste", March 11, 2022.


Interviewed at Morning Rush Newsy on the “Importance of COP26”, Oct 29, 2021.

Interviewed at Voice of America - Russian language service, “Climate Change Conference in Glasgow”,  Oct 27, 2021.

Quoted in “Guterres leadership at the UN affected by deglobalization – Experts,” Luca, Portugal News Agency article, Oct 4, 2021.

Interviewed at The Sweaty Penguin: Antarctica’s Hottest Podcast,  "60. Rethinking UNEP Reform", October 1, 2021.

Interviewed at Arirang TV South Korea, Global Insight, “Building Better: A Conversation with Dr. Ivanova, Director of Center for Governance and Sustainability”, October 1, 2021.

Quoted in "World Leaders converge on UN headquarters: Five things to watch", Aljazeera, September 20, 2021.

Quoted in "4 Major Environmental Treaties the U.S. Never Ratified — But Should", The Revelator, August 2, 2021.

Interviewed at ActonTV "The Earth, Governance and UNEP with Maria Ivanova, PHD", April 22, 2021.

Interviewed at CGTN “United Nations Environment Programme convenes 5th session of United Nations Environment Assembly,” February 24, 2021. 

Quoted in “Science and Policy Impact: Maria Ivanova Appointed to the World Climate Research Programme Joint Scientific Committee,” UMass Boston News, February 1, 2021

Quoted in “The US Is Back in the Paris Agreement, But More Is Needed to Stave Off Disaster,” Truthout, January 21, 2021.


Interviewed at ABC “High Fashion, High Risk,” (with Candace Famiglietti). ABC, November 22, 2020. 


Interviewed at Yale Sustainability “Yale Experts Explain the Paris Climate Agreement,” Yale Sustainability, September 21, 2020.


Interviewed at WGBH “A Spotlight on The Impact Of The Wildlife Trade,” (with Candace Famiglietti) WGBH, July 14, 2020.


Interconnected world needs ways to turn alarm bells into action,” (with Amy Luers) Research Professional News, May 21, 2020.


Interviewed at The Watchdog “On Earth Day at 50,” The Watchdog, FM 98.1 97.7, April 22, 2020.


Interviewed at WNHN “Earth Day at 50 Special,” The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, WNHN, April 22, 2020.


The first Earth Day was a shot heard around the world,” The Conversation, April 16, 2020.

Reprinted in:

-----. Boston Globe 

-----. The Telegraph 

-----. SFGate 

-----. New Haven Register 

-----. Market Watch 

-----. Earth Sky

-----. Wausau Pilot & Review

-----. Herald Net

-----. Yes Magazine

-----. Houston Chronicle 


Quoted in “Humanity's greatest risk: Cascading impacts of climate, biodiversity, food, water crises: scientists,” EurekAlert, February 6, 2020. 


Quoted in “Fridays For Future Says “No Thanks” to Prestigious UN Award,” Sierra Club, October 9, 2019. 


Quoted in “The battle for the soul of biodiversity,” Nature, August 22, 2018. 


Quoted in “The Inside Story of How the World Closed the Hole in the Ozone Layer,” UN Dispatch, July 23, 2018. 

Moving the Paris Climate Deal Forward,” Living on Earth, November 3, 2017.


Quoted in “Win $1 Million For Your Bright Idea To Fix The World,” NPR News, March 18, 2017. 


​Quoted in “Ignoring International Environmental Treaties,” Paste Magazine, February 24, 2017. 


​Quoted in “UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School Experts Contribute to Path-Breaking United Nations Report,” University of Massachusetts Boston. September 19, 2016.

​Quoted in “Beyond Paris: what was really achieved at the COP21 climate summit, and what next?,” The Conversation, December 16, 2015. 


​“Paris Climate Summit: Why More Women Need Seats at the Table,” The Conversation, November 20, 2015. Translated into French, “Pourquoi les femmes doivent jouer un plus grand rôle dans les négociations,” November 27, 2015. 

-----. CNN Opinion 

-----. Earth Sky   

-----. Truthout 

-----. Business Daily    


​“COP21 proved the power of peer pressure,” Boston Globe, December 15, 2015. 


This Huge Demographic is Being Left Out of Climate Negotiations,” Fortune, November 20, 2015 


“Bringing science to policy: New paths to support sustainable development,” University of Massachusetts Boston Green Chemistry Newsletter. June 2015.


Global Governance Expert: Maria Ivanova” University of Massachusetts Boston. Spring 2015 


​“New Global Architecture for Sustainability Governance: The Ultimate Makeover,” CSR wire, August 29, 2012 


Darik News, June 5, 2012.

UNEP at 50 Dialogue Series - Environment as Foundation for Development: Achim Steiner

UNEP at 50 Dialogue Series - Environment as Foundation for Development: Achim Steiner

UNEP at 50 Dialogue Series: Environment as Foundation for Development - A Conversation with Achim Steiner Anniversaries offer opportunities to reflect on the past and imagine the future. In 2022, the United Nations Environment Programme turns fifty and has a chance to reimagine itself. Created to catalyze environmental work within the United Nations and beyond, how has UNEP done? What are the new challenges and what should it do differently? Who can cause that change, and how can they do so? To explore the questions over the year that commemorates UNEP’s 50th anniversary, the Center for Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston convenes a series of conversations with leaders around the world who have shaped UNEP’s history. Guests will engage with the new book by Center Director Prof. Maria Ivanova, The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty. Join this dialogue space as we explore untold stories and reimagine environmental multilateralism. For our second dialogue, Dr. Maria Ivanova will be joined by the Administrator of UNDP and former Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, to discuss the interconnectedness of environment and development and the future of the two organizations. Prior to joining UNDP, Steiner was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. He led the United Nations Environment Programme from 2006 to 2016 including during the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, which finalized several reform initiatives in international environmental governance.
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