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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

Climate Refugees: Global, Local and Critical Approaches

The last few years have witnessed a flurry of activity in global governance and international lawseeking to address the protection…

The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Governance Through Global Goals?

Written by an international team of over sixty experts and drawing on over three thousand scientific studies, this is the…

The Normative Foundations of International Climate Adaptation Finance

Billions of dollars are annually transferred to poor nations to help them adapt to the effects of climate change. This…

The Emergence of Geoengineering: How Knowledge Networks Form Governance Objects

For many years, suggestions to 'geoengineer' the climate occupied a marginal role in climate change science and politics. Today, visions…