Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by "involuntary simplicity."
By Wufan Jia, Environmental Policy and Planning, Sustainable Systems
My first day at the COP meetings was so informational that I am forced to highlight only the most interesting points. I will talk about the meetings I attended and you may get a sense of what is going on here, and as I am more interested in China, I pay more attention to events about China today.
Katie Browne, Environmental Justice
Here at the Conference of Parties in Lima, I have been struck by the odd mixture of rah-rah optimism and doomsday pessimism permeating the corridors and negotiating rooms. It is an odd disjuncture, especially for a first-timer to the COP process. While everyone acknowledges that the cost of failure to reach a climate deal next year in Paris is so high as to be almost inconceivable, the possibility for failure remains a lurking reality.
By Arman Golrokhian
This past weekend, I and Samantha Shattuck attended the COY10 (Conference of Youth) in Lima, Peru. COY is an annual event that gathers youth from all around the world to meet and exchange their knowledge and experiences about engaging their communities in better understanding, addressing, and adapting to adverse climate change issues at regional and global scales.
Professor Michaela Zint is the 2014 recipient of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education Award. One researcher is selected annually for this prestigious honor by previous recipients of the award, all of whom are leading US and international environmental education (EE) scholars.
From the release of captive species to their natural habitats, to restoring ecosystems in rural and urban areas, to “rewilding the child”, BBC correspondent Tim Marlow explores ideas about rewilding. Joan Nassauer, SNRE Landscape Architecture Professor, joins environmentalist and writer George Monbiot and Frans Schepers from Rewilding Europe on this episode of the Forum. Listen to the full program here.
From March 25th to April 1st, Professor Paul Mohai and SNRE students Alejandro Colsa-Perez, Bernadette Grafton and Katy Hintzen made a trip to Europe to present results from their master’s project to their client, the European Union-funded Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project, which hosted its annua