SPPGA Engages with COP26
Several members of the SPPGA community participated in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) or commented on its proceedings. Learn more in this ongoing news compilation.
What To Watch for as Biden, Trudeau, López Obrador Tackle Immigration, Supply Chain
With North American leaders, Biden, Trudeau, and López Obrador meeting face-to-face for the first time in four years, Prof. Kristen Hopewell discusses regional friction over issues such as trade and immigration.
Plenty of Fish in the Ocean? Not so Around China, Says Study Warning of Seafood Collapse
Fish stocks in the South China Sea are at risk of collapse if action is not taken in the next 10 years to reduce overfishing and the effects of climate change. Prof. Rashid Sumaila (SPPGA; IOF) states that it is important to enforce sustainable fishing practices so that fisheries can continue to feed and nourish us.
Is Nuclear Power the Way Forward to Combat the Climate Crisis?
SPPGA Director Allison Macfarlane states that there is a need to move away from fossil fuels, and that nuclear power could potentially be the way forward, with major costs attached.
Leaked Facebook Document Shows How Often the Company Restores Posts — And How the Rates Change Depending on Where You Live
With internal Facebook documents being leaked, Prof. Heidi Tworek (SPPGA; History) examines why the appeal rate for post removal varies widely depending on where you live.
Xi Jinping Is in a Good Position to Break Norms and Continue to Lead China
Prof. Timothy Cheek (SPPGA; History) speaks on China's Communist Party passing a historic resolution that will allow leader Xi Jinping to lead for an unprecedented third term.
Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan Struggle with the Curse of Mineral Wealth
Prof. Julian Dierkes comments on the daunting challenges facing Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan’s mining industry. (Subscription)
Going Nuclear on Climate Change
Director Allison Macfarlane discusses the role of nuclear power in achieving net zero carbon emissions in this Foreign Affairs article (Subscription).
Joint Statement by UN human rights experts - Accelerate the end of the coal era to protect human rights
Prof. David Boyd (SPPGA; IRES) makes a statement about the necessity to end the coal era in order to protect a range of human rights.
Nuclear Industry Has High Hopes for Net-Zero Future
Profs. Ramana and Nadja Kunz (SPPGA, Mining Engineering), along with MPPGA alum Sarah Froese were quoted about the future of nuclear power.
Experts Are Trying to Convince WTO to Ban Harmful Fisheries
Prof. Rashid Sumaila (SPPGA; IOF) speaks as the lead author of an open letter written by nearly 300 experts that urges the WTO to ban fisheries subsidies.
The ‘Glaring Gap’ in B.C.’s New Climate Plan
Prof. George Hoberg states that the B.C. government’s new CleanBC plan has sent “an important signal” to the oil and gas industry, despite the lack of clarity around the industry’s emissions reductions.