Research Themes

ENGOV addresses a range of important aspects and actors shaping environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. It focuses on recent initiatives proposed by state, private and civil society groups addressing multiple goals of sustainability, social justice, and local development.


Its main research themes are:

Historicising Unequal Resource Distribution
Coordinator theme: Pablo Andrade - Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Quito (UASB-SQ)
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Shifting Elites and Institutions in Environmental Governance
Coordinator theme: Benedicte Bull - Centre for Development and the Environment - University of Oslo (SUM-UiO)
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Strategic Actors and Responsible Consumption
Coordinator theme: Cristian Parker - Instituto de Estudios Avanzados − Universidad de Santiago de Chile (IDEA-USACH)
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Building and Exchanging Knowledges on Natural Resources
Coordinator theme: Mina Kleiche-Dray - Institute de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
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Analysing Poverty and Sustainable Development
Coordinator theme: Hector Sejenovich - Gino Germani Research Institute (IIGG)
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Resource Extraction Conflicts Compared
Coordinator theme: Joan Martinez Alier - Institut de Ciència y Tecnología Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)
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Assessing Local Solutions towards Environmental Justice
Coordinator theme: David Barkin - Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco (UAM-Xoc)
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Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change
Coordinator  theme: Fabiano Toni – José Augusto Drummond - Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Universidade de Brasília (CDS-UnB)
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Crossing Boundaries in Environmental Governance
Coordinator theme: Fabio de Castro - Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA)
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