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Seeking Assistant Professor: Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation

Seeking Assistant Professor: Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation

IRES and Faculty of Land and Food Systems are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who uses econometric and other quantitative techniques to investigate human dimensions of biodiversity conservation. For example, research interests may include how individual and institutional actions affect conservation outcomes, or how biodiversity conservation affects aspects of human well-being. Anticipated start July 1, 2022.

Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

September 16, 2021: In a victory for the right to a healthy environment, the Central Jakarta District Court ruled that top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air. IRES’s Dr. David Boyd submitted an amicus curiae brief supporting the lawsuit.

Hitting global climate target could create 8m energy jobs, study says

Hitting global climate target could create 8m energy jobs, study says

July 23, 2021: Sandeep Pai, a PhD candidate at IRES, was interviewed by the Guardian about his PhD thesis, which found that currently an estimated 18 million people work in the energy industries, which is likely to increase to 26 million if climate targets are met.

About 40 percent of India’s districts have some form of coal dependency

About 40 percent of India’s districts have some form of coal dependency

July 1, 2021: Sandeep Pai, a PhD candidate at IRES, discussed his PhD thesis, which showed that India’s transition away from coal should include comprehensive interventions that address the concerns of millions of people involved.

Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystems

Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystems

June 30, 2021: In a new Guardian article, Dr. Kai Chan says while private land conservation is an important part of the solution to overdevelopment, it is not a complete solution.

‘Black swan’ heat wave brings record-breaking power demand

‘Black swan’ heat wave brings record-breaking power demand

June 28, 2021: Dr. Milind Kandlikar gave comments about how utility providers will have to adjust to changing weather patterns.

William Cheung named director of Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

William Cheung named director of Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

June 25, 2021: Marine biologist William Cheung, an IRES Faculty Associate and an IRES alumnus, has been appointed director of the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, effective July 1.

Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?

Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?

June 17, 2021: Dr. Navin Ramankutty commented on the importance of finding a balance between nutritive value and widespread access. He said that even as fewer people in the world go hungry, nutrient deficiencies remain high and the best remedy is to feed people more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Canada must recognize our right to a healthy environment

Canada must recognize our right to a healthy environment

June 16, 2021: In a new National Observer op-ed, Dr. David Boyd and others discussed Bill C-28, the first federal recognition that all people in Canada have the right to a healthy environment, as well as the bill’s limitations.

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment: How It Can Transform Society and Achieve Reconciliation

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment: How It Can Transform Society and Achieve Reconciliation

June 8, 2021: Dr. David Boyd was interviewed on the Porcupine podcast about how the human right to a healthy environment is a game-changer for reconciliation.