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.

    Indigenous nations representatives and representatives of indigenous organizations met for two days in Oaxaca, México October 10-12, 2011 participating in the Second technical workshop of Indigenous… more
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  • CWIS Chair Designated Fulbright-Robles Scholar

    Rudolph C. Ryser, a member of the Capella University faculty in the School of Public Service Leadership (Minneapolis, MN) and Chairman of the Center for World Indigenous Studies (Olympia, WA) has… more
  • 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)… 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… more