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Research Centre Colorado

About the Research Centre

The Environmental Governance Working Group (EGWG) at Colorado State University, was created in 2008 as a joint project of the Department of Political Science and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. We are a multidisciplinary community of scholars seeking to advance research on environmental governance and sustainability. For the purposes of this multi-disciplinary project, we define environmental governance as the formal and informal institutions, policies, rules, and practices that shape how humans interact with the environment at all levels of social organization. Our network includes faculty, researchers and graduate students from across the Colorado State University campus; decision-makers working for federal, state, and local agencies and non-profits; and scholars based at institutions around the world. EGWG provides intellectual space for multidisciplinary dialogue on environmental governance research through study groups, seminars, e-mail updates, and conferences. See also the website of the Research Centre


Recent publications

Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence & Digitalization, October 2022

New technologies present significant opportunities to manage natural resources better and safeguard the environment. For instance, artificial intelligence (AI) is…

Assessing the effectiveness of orchestrated climate action from five years of summits
Five years of climate action and summitry have taught us valuable lessons. Orchestrators of climate action can positively influence performance by setting minimum requirements for credibility and robustness among the initiatives they engage.
Transforming Biodiversity Governance
Edited by Ingrid J. Visseren-Hamakers, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Marcel T. J. Kok, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
2021 Annual Report
The Earth System Governance Project seeks to mobilise and advance scholarship at the interface between global environmental change and governance. Discover how by learning more about the project in this summary of 2021!