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NAFTA Renegotiations Offer Chance to Fix its Mistakes on Trade and the Environment (by Geoffrey Garver)

With NAFTA renegotiation now on the table, it is time to highlight profound concerns about the ineffectiveness of the environmental provisions in NAFTA and Canada’s post-NAFTA trade agreements. Fixing those flaws is a must.       (originally published May 2017 by International Institute for Sustainable Development here) One urgent […]

Framing the Debate: An Interview on Climate Change, Social Stratification and the Status Quo (by G Yahya Haage and M Sers)

This is the second in a series of blog posts describing an experience talking about climate change.  An important lesson that came out of the Climate Justice Field Course and the Interview Skills Group was the necessity to properly understand the perspectives of those with opposing views.  Relatedly, […]

Re-imagining “Imagine” through a climate justice lens (by Natalia Britto dos Santos)

Last June I participated in the Climate Justice field course in Toronto, with E4A’s cohort 3 and other students from York University. During an intense two-week period, we had many discussions and panels to try to understand what is climate justice and its multiple implications. When considering issues […]

5 Questions with Jeremy Schmidt on his new book “Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity” (interview by Laura Gilbert)

Last May, as part of the workshop organized by E4A’s Ethics and Cosmology, I read Jeremy Schmidt’s new book on water ethics – Water: Abundance Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity. The book tells the story of water management philosophy in the United States, from the […]