Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a cheque
In an op-ed published by The Conversation, RES PhD student Abhishek Kar and IRES Faculty Associate Hisham Zerriffi argue that the best way to get people to act on climate change is through their wallets.
Congratulations to the IRES 2018 Graduates!
Congratulations to our RES & RMES November Graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll go on to do. Click to see full list of students.
Adaptation action and research in glaciated mountain systems: Are they enough to meet the challenge of climate change?
Graham McDowell, Rae Cramer, Vinni Ricciardi and colleagues highlight the shortcomings in adaptation action and research in mountain regions and identify measures needed to more fully meet the challenge of climate change.
The uncertain future of U.S. coal communities
IRES PhD student Sandeep Pai and Hisham Zerriffi explore the political power of coal communities in the United States in this op-ed published by The Conversation.
November 15, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sheryl Lightfoot
Join IRES on Thursday, Nov. 15 for Sheryl Lightfoot’s presentation on “Global Indigenous Rights and Politics: A Subtle Revolution.”
Global recognition of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment
In a report to the UN General Assembly, David Boyd notes the time has come to formally recognize the human right to a healthy environment.
The demise of caterpillar fungus in the Himalayan region
IRES PhD student Stephen Chignell and colleagues investigate the Himalayan caterpillar fungus—one of the world’s most expensive medicinal species—in a new publication.
Graduate applications now open! | Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Applications for the Resources, Environment and Sustainability (RES) program are now being accepted. Apply by December 31, 2018 to join one of the top ten global centres for the study of Environment and Sustainability.
November 1, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Amanda Giang
Join IRES on Thursday, Nov. 1 for Amanda Giang’s presentation on “Policy Evaluation Problems: Evaluating the effectiveness of a global mercury treaty”
October 25, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Dr. Justin Ritchie & Dr. David Shiffman
Join IRES on Thursday, Oct. 25 for a professional development seminar on “Communicating our research through creative media,” presented by Dr. Justin Ritchie and Dr. David Shiffman.