Global Governance

Pacific island states are among the most vulnerable to the crisis of climate change, which threatens massive displacement, tests human rights protection, and imperils territories. These large ocean…

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced global greenhouse gas emissions substantially. While some claim that the pandemic has benefited the environment…

Society & Culture

The ecological dimensions of the death of the Aral Sea are fairly well known. Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the…

In 1870, the Dutch colonial government established the principle of domein verklaring (free state domain) in its East Indies colony when it enacted agrarian…

Editors’ Picks

Poor metaphors can muddy the nature of environmental policy problems, but good ones can help policymakers begin to understand how to solve them. Using language carefully is critical…

In 1995, tens of thousands of activists gathered in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women to develop a framework to advance gender equality. In light of…