American University’s Global Environmental Politics (GEP) Program conducts research, teaching and outreach on challenges of sustainability in the twenty-first century. The program, housed in American University’s School of International Service, features a large cohort of internationally recognized faculty, state-of-the-art curricular and research activities, and a vigorous program of events and public outreach. Particular areas of program strength include climate change and sustainable energy; food and water resources; environment change, conflict, and peacebuilding; and strategic approaches to institutional and social change.
The GEP program offers a two-year Masters degree in Global Environmental Policy and a dual-degree program, in partnership with the UN-affiliated University for Peace (Costa Rica), in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. Providing students with the practical tools and academic framework to become participants and leaders in the international environmental field, our degree programs concentrates on sustainable development, natural resource management, international diplomacy, international political economy, and environmental ethics and justice. GEP welcomes students from a wide range of backgrounds; incoming students include returned Peace Corps volunteers, environmental professionals, and people whose concern about environmental harm and the challenges of sustainable development has led them to seek a new career focus. We offer a rigorous yet flexible curriculum to accommodate a wide range of academic and professional interests and goals.
World Wildlife Fund
WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change.
WWF works directly with humanitarian and development organizations, governments and local communities to help institute better practices for disaster management. In order to reduce risk and vulnerability, we ensure that recovery, reconstruction and disaster risk reduction (DRR) minimize environmental degradation and improve resiliency. In addition the WWF ARES (adaptation and resilience) initiative helps build capacity and provides simple and easily-accessible tools that enable those without technical expertise in climate change understand and integrate climate risk management into their strategies and activities.