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RC/RCCC Notes From the Field: Learning Experience From a Policy to a Bairro

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program by Juhri Selamet Maputo, Mozambique May 31, 2017 Juhri Selamet is the 2018 Junior Researcher in the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) program. He is a PhD student in the College … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Media Attention to Climate Change Down

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) May 2018 Summary Newspaper coverage in the Middle East and Oceania went down 35% and 23% respectively, while Asia dipped 10%, Europe diminished 6%, North America decreased 12% and African coverage was 18% lower … Continue reading

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RC/RCCC Notes From the Field: Get to know “Forecast-based Financing” and the City of Acacias Maputo, Mozambique

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program by Juhri Selamet Maputo, Mozambique May 31, 2017 Juhri Selamet is the 2018 Junior Researcher in the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC) program. He is a PhD student in the College … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Consensus: Protecting the World’s Most Remote Ocean

by Cassandra Brooks Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder Photo above: Emperor penguin and icebreaker in the Ross Sea, Antarctica (credit: John B. Weller).   Every year I travel to Hobart, Tasmania at the southern tip of Australia to study international … Continue reading

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The Role of Stories in the Policy Process: A Glimpse into the Narrative Policy Framework

by Juhi Huda, Ph.D. Candidate/Lead Graduate Teacher Environmental Studies Program You won’t stir up much controversy if you claimed that stories are important to human existence. Without stories, communication would not be possible or at least be difficult. These stories, often referred … Continue reading

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Learning from Colorado’s 2013 Floods: Decisions, Processes, and Outcomes Four Years Later

Elizabeth Koebele (Assistant Professor at University of Nevada Reno), former CSTPR graduate student and RA on the flood project, presents at the concluding stakeholder workshop for flood study participant communities in September 2017. by Deserai Crow, School of Public Affairs, … Continue reading

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Ogmius, Issue 49 is Now Out

Ogmius Issue #49, Spring 2018 Tax Reforms, Tuition Waivers, and the Role of Policy-Relevant Knowledge Production in a Contemporary Society by Steve Vanderheiden In the wee hours of Saturday morning, December 2, the Senate passed its long-anticipated tax reform bill, having … Continue reading

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MeCCO Monthly Summary: Most Pronounced Increase in Media Coverage in North America (+19%)

Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO) April 2018 Summary April media attention to climate change and global warming was up 6% throughout the world from the previous month of March 2018. Newspaper coverage in Oceania went up 8%, and North … Continue reading

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Is Transparency the Best Disinfectant?

by Steve Vanderheiden CSTPR Faculty, Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at  University of Colorado at Boulder Transparency, it is often said, acts as a disinfectant. “Sunshine” laws that require proceedings of government agencies to be made available … Continue reading

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New Research is Studying Innovative Sub-National Governance in Acre, Brazil

A more effishient way to conserve forests and support livelihoods? by Peter Newton CSTPR Faculty Affiliate and Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder Sr. Luís tosses a handful of feed into the large pond, and the water erupts … Continue reading

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