Tribes as Essential Partners in Achieving Sustainable Governance

20 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2011 Last revised: 3 Apr 2013

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Elizabeth Burleson; London School of Economics (LSE)

Date Written: 2012


Indigenous peoples have modeled sustainable development around the world. Incentivizing the innovation and instillation of wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources can come in the form of public funding, including renewable portfolio standards, feed in tariffs and green tag programs. This article analyzes ways in which tribal communities are helping to expand cooperative good governance.

Keywords: Indigenous, Tribal, Alaska Natives, green building, Sustainable Development, leed certified, Utility, funding, renewable portfolio standards RPS, feed in tariffs and green tag programs, climate change, water, energy, Local good governance

JEL Classification: C7, K32, K33, K34, L00, L9, L97, N5, N7, O3, P4, Q1, Q18, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q48, R1, R4, R5

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Tribes as Essential Partners in Achieving Sustainable Governance (2012). FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 481. Available at SSRN:

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author) ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

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