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 lifeways and biocultural diversity. With a special focus on international policy, we analyze and compare proposed solutions to the environmental issues that societies face today.
The EDP hosts The Environmental Sovereignty Project, which maintains an environmental law resource database, news bulletin, information repository, document database and publishes occasional papers and commentary on current topics and trends in environmental diplomacy specifically designed for indigenous peoples worldwide.
April 19, 2011
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 >>
April 06, 2011
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 - 8 April… more >>Translation to Spanish available!Download
March 14, 2011
This is a "white paper" prepared by several American Indian Governments and several inter-tribal organizations entitled: "A Tribal White Paper on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation"… more >>Translation to Spanish available!Download
March 03, 2011
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 Work Program. The… more >>More
March 01, 2011
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 understanding of… more >>Download
February 28, 2011
Building momentum towards entry into force, Rwanda today became the sixthcountry to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits… more >>Download