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Natural Right: Professor Kauffman Interviews for Cascade Magazine!

UO’s own professor of political science, Craig Kauffman, has been interviewed in Cascade Magazine about new efforts surrounding environmental protection and the development of “rights of nature”. Follow the link below to read more!


“Natural Right”

Professor Kauffman discusses the effects that growth in environmental policy may have in the global battle against climate change, as well as how the UN can directly influence the future development of environmental law. As one of 45 researchers from around the globe that serves on the Earth-Centered Law working group of the United Nations Knowledge Network on Harmony with Nature, Professor Kauffman analyzes how laws that recognize rights of nature are working within society and acts as a connection between organizations and projects for the global community.

“It’s an opportunity for my research in environmental law to impact policy on an issue I care very much about.”        – Craig Kauffman

Craig Kauffman is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon and author of “Grassroots Global Governance: Local Watershed Management Experiments and the Evolution of Sustainable Development”. He is an Oregon expert in environmental politics, climate change policy, sustainable development and environmental law. 



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