Governance, Environmental Law & Decision-making

A cornerstone of Arizona Environment’s work in governance, environmental law and decision-making is finding solutions to major challenges in environmental management, and engaging the public and on-the-ground experts in our research.

Solutions at a policy level are becoming increasingly important as climate and society continue to change. Bridging the gaps between science, law and policy allows UArizona to evaluate alternative governance and legal structures for issues such as water rights, national and international climate policy, and protection of biodiversity. We engage in cross-boundary environmental management, international development, public policy and governance of indigenous and tribal lands. When we assess critical environmental issues within specific institutional, legal and decision-making contexts, we help put both social and physical science into action.