Nine UA staff members attended Second Nature's Presidential Climate Leadership Summit at Arizona State University last week and came back with big ideas about cutting carbon emissions at the UA. Ben Champion, director of UA's Office of Sustainability, says "This is a huge challenge with many moving pieces. We need everyone in the community working together to find the right mix of solutions that work for us.”
Issues of governance, including the examination of institutional, legal, and decision-making contexts, are a key focus of national and international environmental research at the UA. Faculty work on diverse topics, including water rights; transborder environmental management; collaborative approaches; the interplay of law, biology, and conservation practice; international climate policy; political ecology; international development; and environmental governance on indigenous and tribal lands.