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Yves Tiberghien analyzes the modern partnership between the state and global capital in attaining structural domestic change.
Recent Books
Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper
A new book by Paul Evans.
14 April 2014

Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism
14 March 2014
Recent Journal Articles
Complexities and challenges in the emerging cookstove carbon market in India
Article co-authored by Professor Hisham Zerriffi, Ivan Head South/North Research Chair, Liu Institute for Global Issues
7 January 2015

Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity
Professor Navin Ramankutty co-authored a paper published in Nature
19 November 2014
Recent Reports
Shopping for Sustainability at the Canton Fair
A Working Paper on the Political Economy of Transnational Retail Governance in China.
6 July 2012

Rio+20 Consultation British Columbia: Green Economy & Governance for Sustainable Development
As part of a Canada wide process to create dialogue on the Canadian position going into Rio+20, and to provide inputs to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Liu Institute's Corporate Social Responsibility Network and One Earth Initiative Society held a consultation with representatives from civil society, non-governmental organizations, local/regional government, business, and academia.
25 July 2011
Recent News Articles
Does Ottawa have staying power in Southeast Asia?
Professor Brian Job writes about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its importance to Canada. “The Harper government, largely driven by the economic concerns of ‘swirling trade winds,’ has made ASEAN a priority for re-engagement,” he writes. “If sustained, Ottawa’s initiatives could mark the re-establishment of a meaningful Canadian presence in Southeast Asia,” writes Job. “However, past experience raises questions about Ottawa’s staying power and whether this flurry of activity will coalesce around a coherent, longer-term Asia agenda for Canada.”
8 August 2012

Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria
Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year — more than malaria — thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes through indoor pollution, warns an expert. Energy poverty, which is about limited access to clean sources of energy, is practically driving half the global population to rely on such smoke producing sources of fuel, probably the biggest source of indoor pollution, says Hisham Zerriffi, an assistant professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC. “Energy poverty is one of the biggest human welfare issues of our day,” he says. The work was presented on Friday at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver.
17 February 2012
Recent Video
LISTEN: Jane Lister speaks to Radio New Zealand about Eco-Business
Jane Lister, co-author (with Peter Dauvergne) of "Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability", speaks to Radio New Zealand about whether the recent corporate embrace of 'sustainability' is making any environmental impact on the earth.
19 June 2013

WATCH: Hisham Zerriffi on Energy Access for Development
On May 21, 2013, Hisham Zerriffi spoke at the Global Energy Assessment West Coast Launch event, held at Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy.
18 June 2013
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