Land Use & Livelihoods Initiative
The mission of the Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative (LULI) is to advance policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research on the impacts of international institutions, domestic policies and local practices on ecosystem and human well-being in regions with commodity based resource extraction.
LULI has three key areas of focus:
- Extraction of commodities through mining, forestry and agriculture.
- Trade of these commodities through international resource value chains, the drivers involved, and the distribution of benefits.
- Policies and Institutions that shape how commodity extraction and trade influence the environment and human livelihoods.
LULI Publications and News
March 16, 2022
Wildlife conservation and management (WCM) practices have been historically drawn from a wide variety of academic fields, yet practitioners have been slow to engage with... [ More ]
November 10, 2020
By Maureen Heydt On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) hosted a webinar to launch the new book from Henrik Selin, "Mercury... [ More ]
August 14, 2019
Henrik Selin is part of a National Science Foundation-funded project on “Mercury Pollution and Human-Technical-Environmental Interactions in Artisanal Mining.” Selin is working on the project with a team... [ More ]
July 22, 2019
Julie Klinger, Associate Director of the Land Use & Livelihoods Initiative and Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at... [ More ]
May 03, 2019
The Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative (LULI) at the Global Development Policy Center and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future recently co-hosted a three-day... [ More ]