The moment is right to discuss the costs of environmental regulations. We believe it is critical to look retroactively at positive and negative regulatory impacts, to inform our national conversation as well as smart policy design.
Students in the Master's of Environmental Sustainability (MES) program come from a variety of different backgrounds. Some have a bachelor degree in the natural sciences, in the social sciences, in arts, engineering or law, while others have decided to enter the program after having spent a number of years working in the private and / or public sectors. We love and encourage this diversity as it adds to the interdisciplinary nature of the program!
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.