International Conservation & Development

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Bustos applies human rights approach to climate-induced displacement

Camila Bustos’ recent article, A Human Rights Approach To Climate Induced Displacement: A Case Study In Central America And Colombia, draws from two case studies to highlight the human rights obligations of nations and the international...
August 23, 2023
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Milakovsky presents on the impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine’s forests

The webinar explored how the current war is affecting Ukraine’s forests, the social-environmental history and present day effects of war and climate change on these forest-steppe ecosystems and the people that live there.
April 17, 2023
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Moch reflects on journey to COP27 as AAAS Science & Technology Fellow

I have a clear memory of the first class that I took on climate change as a college freshman, where I excitedly learned about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) at which nations gather to negotiate on furthering the aims of the Convention.
February 6, 2023
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Hsu’s lab holds companies and governments accountable for their promises at COP27

“One of our biggest recommendations was the need for a type of clearinghouse for decision makers to be able to bring together these different types of information,” Hsu said. “It’s currently very scattershot and everyone’s doing their own thing, and that’s created an incredibly heterogeneous and patchwork landscape of this data.”
January 26, 2023
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Brooks calls for protection of the Southern Ocean ecosystem

An international group of scientists calling for protective limits on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Their paper in the journal Science reports that current levels of fishing, combined with climate change, are taking a concerning toll on a diverse ecosystem of global significance.
November 23, 2022
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Rebecca Shaw co-authors Living Planet Report, finding staggering wildlife population declines

Monitored wildlife populations - mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish - have seen a devastating 69% drop on average since 1970, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) 2022.
November 22, 2022
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Orosz’s organization OnePower selected as finalist for AFSIA Minigrid of the Year

Matt Orosz's organization, OnePower, was nominated as a finalist for the 2022 AFSIA Minigrid of the Year Award. Nominees for a suite of awards were selected by a jury of professionals from across the solar energy sector in Africa. "Rewarded for their professionalism, their innovation, their selflessness, their entrepreneurial spirit, and simply their excellence in the sector, AFSIA honors those who make the continent shine."
July 27, 2022

Edgar Reyna

2022 Fellow
Edgar integrates transformative climate adaptation principles into building community capacity to address the local impacts of climate change. He connects his lived experiences and professional passions to include and prioritize frontline communities in the creation of adaptation solutions.
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Matt Orosz: Expanding energy access in rural Lesotho

“We think Africans in rural areas should have the same quality of power as Africans in urban areas, and that should be the same quality power as everywhere else in the world,” Orosz says.
June 23, 2022
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McElwee analyzes community-based Payment for Forest Environmental Services models in Vietnam

Vietnam has adopted a national Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PES) policy, which while primarily paying individual households for forest protection, has been flexible enough to allow for collective PES models to also arise.
June 22, 2022