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The federal government approved the $11.4-billion LNG project in B.C. on September 27th. The Liu Institute’s George Hoberg, professor of environmental and natural resource policy, spoke to The Province, saying that the approval is “a major step backward for the Trudeau government’s commitment to meet its Paris climate target.”
Co-authored by MPPGA Assistant Professor Taylor Owen and recent International Relations graduate Robert Gorwa, a new article in Foreign Affairs explores the exciting and terrifying possibilities that the new generation of quantum science brings.
Research by Rashid Sumaila, MPPGA Professor and Director of OceanCanada with UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, explores how the high seas can help us mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems if they are closed to fishing.
MPPGA Professor Kai Ostwald published an article, “Indonesia’s Decentralization Experiment: Motivations, Successes, and Unintended Consequences”, co-authored with Yuhki Tajima and Krislert Samphantharak, in the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. Since 2001, Indonesia has undergone a rapid and extensive programme of decentralization of governance and resources from the centre to local level.
MPPGA Co-Director Yves Tiberghien was featured in a documentary on CCTV-4 on his work in China and his coordination of the Vision 20 summit in Hangzhou. The documentary tells the story of how Tiberghien became so involved in Asian politics and diplomacy by focusing on his personal life as well as his career.
According to Professor George Hoberg, a meaningful climate plan needs to have, at minimum, a measurable target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions over a specified time period. Hoberg further argues that there is a need for enforceable policies that can reasonably be expected to achieve that climate target.