Environmental Policy | Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

In an effort to keep everyone healthy, UNT's on-campus operations are closed until further notice. We're serving students remotely. Please stay connected. Students can learn how their courses will be delivered at sp20classfinder.unt.edu and find plenty of tips at learnanywhere.unt.edu. Stay up to date on UNT’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Environmental Policy

Our work at Cape Horn--whether within the physical sciences, social sciences, the humanities, or the arts--is framed in terms of meeting the needs of communities and policy makers operating at local, regional, national, and international scales. Policy makers need succinct knowledge delivered in a timely manner. This challenges academics to speak in clear language that is sensitive to context.

In both research and education at Cape Horn, knowledge is placed within interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary contexts:

  • interdisciplinary, because addressing societal problems requires information and techniques that cross disciplinary boundaries;
  • trans-disciplinary, because communities, NGOs, and the public and private sectors need 'de-disciplined' knowledge immediately relevant to their strategic needs.

Our research aims to incorporate a broad range of perspectives from various stakeholders - members of the indigenous Yaghans, members of the Chilean government and military, citizens of Chile, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as UNESCO, an international team of science and humanities researchers, and tourism managers - on how to develop the Cape Horn region in a sustainable fashion.

Thinking about UNT?

It's easy to apply online. Join us and discover why we're the choice of over 38,000 students.

Apply now