Global Environmental Democracy Project

Interdisciplinary Research Projects | Fellowships | Recent Publications

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

Zoe Grant - 2L - Bowerman Fellow

Zoe is originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing her undergrad, Zoe decided it was time to migrate out west. She has loved getting to know Oregon's incredible mountains and coast! She loves traveling whenever possible and has been blessed to spend extended periods in the United Kingdom, Greece, and backpacking across New Zealand. Now a second year student at Oregon Law, Zoe has a particular interest in how international diplomacy can be applied to shape sustainable global environmental policies. When not in the law school library, you can find Zoe hiking, baking, or enjoying an independent film.


Catherine Pratt - 1L- Dean's Distinguished Environmental Law Fellow

Catherine is originally from Tallahassee, Florida but has lived all over the Gulf Coast. She received a B.A. in Public Health from Agnes Scott College and studied Spanish in both Ecuador and Spain. As an undergrad, Catherine was one of two student chairmen on her college’s Green Revolving Fund. She has been interested in using the law to protect the environment since she was in high school and is planning to concurrently pursue both a JD and a Masters of Environmental Studies so that she can create policy to do so. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, playing soccer, and hiking. 


Summary Sheet

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