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Environmental History, Global Environmental Policy
Anne McDonald

Anne McDonald

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1618
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We hear the words global warming, biodiversity loss, invasive alien species, declining food security, increasing extreme weather events, eutrophication, desertification, among other environmental terms, but how do these impact our daily lives? Conversely, how have human activities impacted and continue to impact the natural environment that cause, either directly or indirectly, the environmental concerns of today? How do we develop effective policies and working solutions to the ever increasing environmental challenges? These overarching questions guide both my research, lectures and seminars. Though we will look at policy and governance frameworks and theories, fieldwork based case studies and practical application of knowledge to consider policy design and implementation from the local to global levels will guide our work together.