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Featured in the most recent episode of CBC’s Early Edition, MPPGA Professor George Hoberg discusses the straining relationship between the environment and economy, as Trump’s decision to revive the Keystone XL pipeline brings uncertainty to both the Canadian and American populous.
With the descent of the TPP and rocky US-China relations, Canada and China’s emerging relationship is prompted with the beginning of exploratory talks on the potential of a free-trade agreement. Featured in a recent Globe and Mail article, MPPGA Professor Dr. Paul Evans explains the significance of this development.
With the surfacing discontent of globalization comes the rising power of populist movements seen around the globe today. But are the Davos elites willing to adjust their philosophies and make changes? MPPGA Professor Yves Tiberghien provides insight in the latest Christian Science Monitor article.
Published in Food Policy (vol. 68), a new paper led by UBC Postdoctoral Fellow Verena Seufert and co-authored by MPPGA Professor Navin Ramankutty and Tabea Mayerhofer examines why organic regulations need to better incorporate environmental best practices.
In a recent Vancouver Sun article, MPPGA Professor George Hoberg provided insight on BC’s Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, noting on the ultimate uncertainty of the project when considering the involvement of First Nations and opposing parties.
MPPGA Professor Rashid Sumaila has won the prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Award in recognition of his work on sustainable fisheries around the world. Dr. Sumaila is the recipient in the 2017 “Excellence in Science” category, which is given to an individual who “has advanced the cause of understanding ocean processes, marine ecology and conservation biology.”