United Nations University (UNU) - The United Nations University: Research and Policy Support for Environmental Risk Reduction

Rhyner, Jakob, "United Nations University (UNU) - The United Nations University: Research and Policy Support for Environmental Risk Reduction" in Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides ed. Sassa, Kyoji, Mikos, Matjaz and Yin, Yueping (Cham: Springer Open, 2017), 123-127.

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  • Author Rhyner, Jakob
    Book Editor Sassa, Kyoji
    Mikos, Matjaz
    Yin, Yueping
    Chapter Title United Nations University (UNU) - The United Nations University: Research and Policy Support for Environmental Risk Reduction
    Book Title Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer Open
    Start page 123
    End page 127
    Language eng
    Abstract The United Nations University (UNU) was established in 1973 in Tokyo, Japan, as the academic arm of the United Nations. In its role as a think tank for the UN system it engages in policy-relevant research to generate science-based knowledge and solutions to urgent global challenges across a variety of comprehensive themes. UNU's research focuses on three broad thematic clusters: Peace and Governance, Global Development and Inclusion as well as Environment, Climate and Energy. In addition, research is complemented by important themes in science, technology and innovation. Research is carried out by a global network of institutes and programmes (see Fig. 1), each with a specific thematic focus. This paper provides an overview of United Nations University, with particular attention to one of its institutes, namely the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany.
    Copyright Holder Springer Open
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9783319535005
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    Created: Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 17:22:10 JST by Aarti Basnyat on behalf of UNU EHS