Environmental Governance is an international journal that provides a forum for critical analyses and sharing of ideas and perspectives on environmental governance. It seeks to advance novel scientific innovation and to formulate potential responses to environmental challenges at different scales, ranging from local to global frames of analysis. It embraces both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, publishing articles that employ social science disciplines such as: political science, sociology, anthropology, human geography, development, economics, history, environmental science, forestry, and legal studies.



The “Global South” is the particular focus of the journal. It is not necessarily a geographical term, it instead is a mixture of geographical, geopolitical, historical and developmental concept. The “Global South” is often used to refer countries in the regions of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia (without Japan, and South Korea), and Oceania (without Australia and New Zealand). Over the past few decades, it has risen to prominence in terms of the scale and complexity of global environmental governance challenges. Progress on sustainable development has generally lagged in the Global South, requiring new areas of inquiry, theoretical engagement, and empirical exploration. Due to the size of the region’s population, economy, and scale of development challenges, cultivating better understanding of environmental governance in the Global South is fundamental for spotlighting and charting sustainable solutions.



Environmental Governance considers the increasingly diverse set of actors, processes, and practices driving environmental issues, and aims to examine power relations on a diverse set of topics that include but are not limited to the following topics: environmental justice, gender and social equality, conditions of marginalization, environmental hazards and vulnerabilities, international development, policy studies, critical sustainability, climate change, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, forest restoration, disaster vulnerability and adaptation, transboundary governance, and environmental technologies.