Global Environmental Democracy Project

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The Global Environmental Democracy Project prepares students to be advocates for global change by exploring the principles of public participation, freedom of information, and access to the judicial system and how those principles play out when confronting international environmental problems. 

Professor Wood's Bedrock Lecture on Atmospheric Recovery Litigation at Oregon State University: 


2017-2018 Project: Atmospheric Recovery

Atmospheric Energy Imbalance White Paper 


John Bonine
Mary Wood

GEDP Fellows

Callan Barrett - 2L - Bowerman Fellow

Callie was born and raised in the Green Mountains of rural Vermont, where she developed a lifelong appreciation for natural spaces. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of Vermont. She has spent considerable time in South America: conducting public health research in Salvador, Brazil; working on organic farms throughout Chile; and traveling by bus around Argentina. She interned with the Legal Aid Services of Oregon Farmworker Program during her 1L summer, working on employment law, housing issues, and naturalization for Latin American migrants in Marion County. Callie aims to pursue a career in public interest law with a concentration on how humans and the environment impact each other.

Doyle Canning - 3L- Bowerman Fellow 

Doyle Canning has served as a narrative strategist and organizer in grassroots movements at the intersections of ecological and social justice for over 15 years. She is co-founder of the Center for Story-based Strategy and co-author of Re:Imagining Change: How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements and Change the World (PM Press, 2017). Doyle studies law at the University of Oregon, focusing on climate change and human rights, and is exploring ways to hold carbon majors liable for climate damages as a research assistant to Prof. Mary Wood. She recently published Zeroing Out Climate Change: A ‘Hard Look’ at Trump’s Social Cost of Carbon in the Environmental Law Reporter, and spent the summer clerking at EarthJustice in Seattle. Doyle also consults with climate justice groups like Building Equity and Alignment Initiative, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Rainforest Action Network and the Power Shift Network. She has practiced yoga for over a decade, and can often be found biking around Eugene in a dutch cargo bike with her two young children. Connect with Doyle at 

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