Product durability is a key aspect of achieving a circular economy. Lengthening a product’s useful life decreases overall resource use, waste, and can save consumers money by minimizing the rate of product replacement.
Rewarding nature conservation on private land provides policymakers with a golden opportunity to enhance nature’s services for the public benefit while ensuring viable livelihoods for private landowners.
While there is a lot of attention being paid in Canada to clean technologies and financing, there is a lack of emphasis being placed on equity and social justice implications of the transition to a cleaner economy.
On April 4, 2018, The Institute of the Environment and the School International Development and Global Studies co-hosted the lecture “Sustainable Development Goals and Universities: what role do Universities play in the implementation of SDGs?”
This past summer was the most inspiring and educational period of my life to date, and I owe it to my choice of doing my MES CO-OP work term with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in Bonn, Germany.
A graduate program application is much like a job application. Required documents can include a resume, letter of intent, writing sample, research topic, and the like. So how do you make your application shine? Here are a few insights on what the admission committee is looking for and tips on how you can make yourself stand out!
As the world grapples with climate change and other growing environmental problems, the global economy is transforming. Before long, the strongest economies will be those that have been rebuilt to: run on clean energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, provide vibrant and healthy communities for people to live in, and preserve nature. We must therefore move beyond outdated ideas that present a false choice between a healthy environment or a strong economy, and instead generate new ideas, informed by innovative research, on how to strengthen our economy while improving environmental outcomes, and ensuring conservation. These ideas will lead to greener growth that benefits all parts of the economy – from resources to clean technology – and creates the next generation of good jobs
The Master’s in Environmental Sustainability (MES), which was launched in 2014, is still considered a relatively “new” program by university standards, but with three years under our belt, we can now follow up with our alumni to learn more about the positions they’re working in now.
We believe our program equips students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to succeed in the workforce, but don’t take our word for it. Hear what our alumni have to say!