Here is summary information; for a portfolio of work including related posts, see the author link at right.
Here is an abstract of the project, and a location map below.
The research of this work examines the validity of international organizations making equitable impacts globally, while working towards ‘sustainable futures.’ As climate research grows more prevalent due to the nature of facing direct risk of increasing disasters, there also is study of environmental limits, as resources dwindle and human populations grow. Government agencies are increasingly pursuing solutions to these issues, but they work within the bounds of their nation-states. In order to accomplish a solution for a problem as wide spread as the current climate crises, it seems that a global approach may be much more successful, and perhaps necessary. Thus, in looking at international organizations through the lense of C40 Cities, I observed a network that connects major cities globally to combat climate change, while also focusing on a more sustainable [and equitable] future. This provides further insight as to how international organizations can in fact, make changes in regards to tackling equity issues, while working towards a sustainable future.
Framing and focus questions
The ENVS capstone is defined by key questions. Following our situated approach to interdisciplinary environmental research, these include a broad framing question that serves as general motivation for this capstone project, and a specific focus question that defines the project’s research agenda. The framing and focus questions for this capstone are below.
Framing question: How can international organizations contribute to equitable improvements in sustainable development?
Focus question: In what ways does C40 Cities contribute to the pursuit of ending adverse global inequalities?
Depending on its type, the ENVS thesis results in a variety of outcomes, including a thesis (an extended scholarly manuscript), or a variety of non-thesis outcomes. Below is information on this capstone type, with links at bottom to all outcomes.
Type of capstone: Thesis (regular)
Capstone outcomes (PDF): File |