Environment, climate change & energy

This field seeks to analyze and understand the impact of climate change, how it affects the Global North vs the Global South, explore the influence, achievements, and shortcomings of the climate justice movement, and propose innovative solutions to the issue.

Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Adaptation to Climate Change

This paper examines the use of local and indigenous knowledge in the UN frameworks and guidelines. After a short summary of the notion of local and indigenous knowledge, the paper will examine the utilization of the concept in international frameworks and guidelines. It will look at how local and indigenous knowledge is understood, which types… Read more “Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Adaptation to Climate Change”

Fostering a Post Extractivist Amazonia Indigenous People in Brazil

This paper attempts to shed a light on socioeconomic and environmental issues involving extractive activities in the Brazilian Amazonia in order to foster sustainability. By doing so, it raises the question of how to increase the role of indigenous and local people in building a sustainable future, shifting from logging and illegal mining in the… Read more “Fostering a Post Extractivist Amazonia Indigenous People in Brazil”

Addressing Climate Change in Vietnam: Policies and Actors

Academic studies are clear about the impacts of climate change in Vietnam. This paper attempts to act as a non-exhaustive summary of the main policies and actors in Vietnam that are currently involved in addressing its effects. First, it looks at the current policy documents that outline the government’s stance and action regarding climate change.… Read more “Addressing Climate Change in Vietnam: Policies and Actors”

Panama: The Imperiled Link in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor is a geographic and political project that plays a crucial role in maintaining the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the western hemisphere. In Panama, this corridor is increasingly threatened due to the country’s growing population and expansion into previously undisturbed environments. Government policy has not done enough to conserve… Read more “Panama: The Imperiled Link in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor”

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