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Neoclassical and Ecological Economics: Bridging the Divide or Burning Bridges? (by Martin Sers)

Neoclassical economics and ecological economics are two disciplines whose relationship seems less like two ships passing in the night, and much more like two ships sailing in different oceans in different centuries. From my experience some ecological economists tend to view the neoclassical discipline as some ancient creaking […]

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 […]