Kathryn Anne [Kintzele] Gwiazdon, Esq., is a lawyer specialized in international environmental law and ethics. She was with the Center for Humans and Nature from 2005-2012, and served as the Director of the North American Global Responsibilities program from 2009-2012, before moving to Okinawa, Japan, where she currently works and resides. During her time with CHN, she worked closely with Dr. J. Ronald Engel on the Biosphere Ethics Initiative, a soft law program that seeks to bear witness, gather, communicate, and build upon existing ethics in action in law, policy, and governance structures, as well as within human nature itself.
Dr. Gwiazdon continues to expand upon the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative with the Ethics Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, and works closely with government and non-government partners, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and the World Water Forums. Her most recent research and publications continue to advance environmental ethics by highlighting its intersections with social justice and national and international security, and exploring the obstacles to ethical action, namely institutional, political, and judicial corruption.
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