News archive - 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Kelsey Leonard named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate and Sustainability

Kelsea Leonard

Environment assistant professor Kelsey Leonard has been named the faculty's newest Canada Research Chair. With global warming now raising sea levels, Leonard’s position as Chair in Indigenous Waters, Climate and Sustainability will help her explore ways of facilitating Indigenous Knowledge to restore our threatened ocean, lakes and rivers, while asserting Indigenous sovereignty.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Environment researchers outline cooperation for sustainable development through trade and investment agreements in a post-COVID 19 world

Marie Claire Holding her book

PhD candodate Blessing Ajayi and Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger share their piece: The Global Economy, Sustainable Development Goals, and International Law Cooperation for sustainable development through trade and investment agreements in a post-COVID 19 world.
 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Environment co-hosts webinar with Asian Development Bank: Financing a Green and Inclusive Recovery

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Green and social finance has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in the private sector. As economies across Asia and the Pacific work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, how can governments nurture green and social finance to ensure that the recovery is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable? The Asian Development Bank (ADB) explored these issues in a recent report forecasting the drivers and impacts of green and social finance and its prospects in the region. The ADB North American Representative Office has partnered with the University of Waterloo, MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to bring you a webinar to explore the report’s findings.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

University of Waterloo declares a climate emergency

Waterloo skyline

On May 19, 2021 member of the University of Waterloo community received an email from President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur declaring it will join communities and other post-secondary institutions around the world in declaring a Climate Emergency.

With the declaration, Waterloo recognizes: 

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