Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.
This blog is in reaction to a lecture given by UBC’s Dr. Kai Chan on “Tapping into what matter: Relational values and policy mixes for sustainability”. Dr. Chan is affiliated with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and is a visiting professor at uOttawa working towards mainstreaming biodiversity and sustainability in decision-making within the public and private sector. As a Master’s in Environmental Sustainability student, I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Chan’s lecture highlighting the importance of using relational values in decision-making.
After massive population declines, the honey bee has become a symbol of conservation. But that doesn’t mean we should prioritise it over other species, says Rebecca Bosy. Overpopulating city ecosystems could be disastrous for biodiversity, and, in turn, the survival of the human race
On March 16, four environmental sustainability (MES) students and one chemical engineering student represented the University of Ottawa in the World Wildlife Fund’s Designing Change for a Living Planet challenge.
For more than a decade, uOttawa law professor Nathalie Chalifour has analyzed the constitutionality of federal climate legislation. In February this year, the outside world came knocking, and her expertise was put to the test.
Designing the supports to overcome these challenges will be key to unleashing the potential of private capital to deliver the much-needed infrastructure our businesses, communities, country and indeed planet will need going forward.