Workshop: Governing Minerals for Renewable Energy

Governing Minerals for Renewable Energy As part of the distinguished lecture series, The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Environmental Governance Lab hosted Dr. Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Chance for a full day conference on governing minerals for renewable energy and a sustainable future. The keynote address […]

by Deniz Yilmaz July 16, 2019

Op-ed: Bill C-69 can’t fix what’s really plaguing pipelines

The legislation is a false battleground allowing industry to vent their fears while making oversimplified claims and giving pipeline opponents false hope that the door to projects will be closed once and for all. At the end of May, the Senate accepted a committee report with an enormous package of amendments to Bill C-69, which […]

by Amy Janzwood June 15, 2019

EGL co-Director Matthew Hoffmann Interviewed on CBC News with Jennifer Hall

A new report by the Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration states that climate change will present an existential threat in the year 2050, modelling the possible damages to human civilization. EGL co-director Matthew Hoffmann joins Jennifer Hall on CBC News to comment on the report and climate change. Watch the interview here.

by The Environmental Governance Lab June 12, 2019

Redrawing the battle lines in the fight over Canada’s price on carbon

Canada’s carbon pricing system is being implemented as a way to help meet the country’s global emissions targets, but its future remains uncertain. Can industry assist in overcoming opposition?   At the historic climate talks in Paris in 2015, countries agreed that large-scale transformation is required to avoid the worst effects of global temperature rise. […]

by Amy Janzwood March 23, 2019

Reflections on the Utrecht Winter School on Earth System Governance

Day 1 at the Winter School. Photo credit: Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development UU In November, the Earth System Governance (ESG) Project hosted a Winter School at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The five-day Winter School took place in advance of the ESG Conference (read Emma Lecavalier’s summary of the conference here). The School provided an opportunity […]

by Amy Janzwood December 5, 2018