Environmental Diplomacy Program

The Environmental Diplomacy Program (EDP) monitors and analyzes trends and events in global environmental policies and practices. We gather, analyze and disseminate information and research concerning global climate change and its associated effects on human life ways and bio-cultural diversity. With a special focus on international policy, we analyze and compare proposed solutions to the environmental issues that societies face today.

Environmental Diplomacy is a project dedicated to promoting the establishment of a permanent and internationally recognized political status of Fourth World nations. Two elements serve as foundations for this effort: the land and the people. Together these elements form the basis of human culture, which we define as: the dynamic and evolving relationship between people, the land and the cosmos.

This project is dedicated to promoting the establishment of a mutually determined intergovernmental framework between each Fourth World nation and their neighbors (nations and states).All nations and all states have a basic interest in the balanced relationship between human need and want and the capacity of the natural world to provide a sustained life. That is why the ENVIRONMENTAL DIPLOMACY project concentrates on establishing institutional mechanisms that promote democratic dialogue and negotiations. The people and the world demand no less.
  • CWIS Food Security, FAO and the UNNWP

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization authorized the establishment of the Committee on World Food Security which in turn asked it High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to undertake a year-long study… more >>
  • Quinault Nation on UNDRIP - US Senate Hearing

    Quinault President Fawn Sharp spoke
    before the US Senate Committee on
    Indian Affairs on 9 June calling for the
    United States to \\\"adopt policies
    enact legislation as necessary to
    effectuate the principles… more >>
  • Anke Weisheit Forms New Institute

    Associate Scholar Anke Weisheit has successfully gained acceptance of her plan for the establishment the Institute of Indigenous Knowledge (IIK) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara, Uganda. First organizing… more >>
  • Texto de Salvaguardias de Cancún del AWG-LCA

    The International Indian Treaty Council issued its 28 February 2011 Analysis of language regarding indigenous peoples under consideration by the UN climate change talks in Bangkok, Thailand (3 April -… more >>
    Translation to Spanish available!
  • US Intertribal Climate Change Policy Released

    This is a "white paper" prepared by several American Indian Governments and several inter-tribal organizations entitled: "A Tribal White Paper on Climate Change… more >>
    Translation to Spanish available!
  • CWIS Partners with UN Nairobi Work Program

    The Center for World Indigenous Studies has been invited and has accepted to "partner" with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Nairobi… more >>
  • Getting to the Roots: Causes of Deforestation

    In just the same way that a healthy growing tree is rooted in deep and fertile soil, our efforts to restore the world’s forests should be rooted in a sound and detailed… more >>
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