Institutional ethnography and global environmental governance: Indigenous peoples' engagement with UN policy processes
25 November 2014, Nathan campus
Using the framework provided by institutional ethnography, the talk engages with global environmental governance not as an abstract or theoretical concept but through the work of practitioners who participate in policy making under the auspices of the United Nations. Specifically, the talk explores several issues that have come to be salient for indigenous peoples who engage in the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Dr Lauren Eastwood is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh. Her areas of research focus involve civil society engagement in policy making processes. Specifically, she has done extensive research on international environmental policy making under the auspices of the United Nations. She has also been conducting research on civic engagement in policies related to natural gas extraction (“fracking”) in the Western United States.