Global evidence confirms that human societies have gained the capacity to transform our entire planet. Could this unprecedented capacity be redirected to shape a better future for both people and the rest of nature? This presentation explores the possibility that some of the same social processes that have transformed this planet for the worse could also transform it for the better.
While Indigenous peoples across Canada engage in struggles over lands and waters, other battles rage in less visible forms. Academics analyzing events argue about what led to this world of conflict and about how to resolve tensions.
Hosted by Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL), the Virtual Research Summit will bring together “Knowers” (scholars/knowledge keepers), “Doers” (practitioners), and “Learners” (students, new hires) from across the country to make personal connections and build a network of passionate individuals in the parks and protected areas field.
The practice of conservation science includes what we choose to study towards what goals, as well as whom we choose to work with, how we influence our organizations, and how we use science to hone our teaching and to advance justice in our field.
To help us understand the issues around global climate action, the CIC Young Professionals Network is being joined by Dr. Boyd who will speak to attendees on the connections between combatting climate change and human rights.
IRES prof & UN Special Rapporteur Dr. David Boyd will present report highlighting that an important window of opportunity now exists to make a final push to secure universal recognition of R2E in 2021.
Implicit bias has many pernicious effects on behavior including affecting hiring and voting decisions, and even treatment recommendations by medical professionals. Moreover, research shows that this form of bias is notoriously difficult to change in adults, underscoring the need to identify its roots in development.
Feb 10, 2021: In a podcast episode, Dr. Zhao discussed the necessity of putting psychology to use in sustainability; if we know how people come to their decisions, we can design policies that help them make good decisions on their own.
Virtual Webinar: The webinar will feature a panel of student researchers working on topics related to freshwater governance, including stewardship, protection, and Indigenous laws and ways of knowing. This is the second annual “Water Research Roundup” offered as part of POLIS’ Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series.
Analyzing the relationship between employment and toxic emissions at over 25,000 US manufacturing facilities between 1998 to 2012 demonstrates that significant reductions in toxic pollution can be achieved while avoiding equivalent effects on employment.
Feb 3, 2021: Dr. Hannah Wittman said in an interview with National Observer that free trade deals like NAFTA have consistently made it more difficult for smaller, regional food processing facilities to compete with imported foods.
The next Natural Capital Conversations features IRES’s Ale Echeverri and Rocio Lopez de la Lama! They will discuss how to measure nature’s non-material benefits: the Cultural Ecosystem Services of Water.