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Making sure there are plenty more fish in the sea
Rashid Sumaila
Closing the high seas to fishing could improve the distribution of catches globally according to a study in Scientific Reports this week. The findings are based on estimates of fish stocks caught in coastal areas and the high seas, although a number of factors could cause uncertainty in these data. Thus, additional detailed analyses of the costs and benefits of high-seas closure are warranted.
Technological Change and Life Cycle Assessment in Auto-Sector
Hadi Dowlatabadi, Milind Kandlikar
This projects examines the impact of technological and regulatory innovation such as product "take-back" policies on reuse, recycling in the automobile sector.
Publications
The Prospects and Limits of Eco-Consumerism: Shopping Our Way to Less Deforestation?
Peter Dauvergne, Jane Lister
This article, published in the journal "Organization & Environment", analyzes eco-consumerism as a mechanism for global change, specifically looking at its value for improving forest management globally.
July 29, 2010
Harper a laggard in grasping security risks of climate change -- An oped in the Toronto Star
Leanne Smythe, Margaret Purdy
Does Stephen Harper's team grasp the security consequences of warming temperatures, rising sea levels, extreme weather events and precipitation changes? Do they realize that climate change may represent a more complex and serious threat than terrorism and crime, their current security preoccupations? Sadly for Canada, no.
April 07, 2009
Canada, by fate and geography, is destined to be an Arctic country
Michael Byers
Whether we like it or not, Arctic policy has become foreign policy. At the same time, the success of much of that foreign policy will depend on our ability to co-operate with the people who have long called the Arctic their home
August 27, 2007
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Jul
20
2015
Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership
July 20, 2015 starting at 9:00 AM until July 24, 2015 5:00 PM
Hosted by UBC Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Liu Institute for Global Issues, on behalf of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program
Nov
19
2014
Film Screening - “The Farm Family”
November 19, 2014
“The Farm Family” is part of a multifaceted project consisting of a feature-length documentary and interactive role-play game about Canadian farm families.
Sep
26
2012
Macroeconomic Sustainability of the Pattern of Use of Energy Resources in India and Role of the Renewables
September 26, 2012
Presented by Ramprasad Sengupta, Distinguished Fellow, India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and Visiting Research Fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues. Professor Sengupta's research interests lie primarily in energy, resource, and environmental economics.
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