News archive - February 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

New initiative launched to help Indonesia cope with climate change

FINCAPES delegation with President Goel.

To support Indonesia’s efforts to scale-up its climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, the Flood Impacts, Carbon Pricing, and Ecosystem Sustainability (FINCAPES) project was launched earlier this week in Jakarta. Faculty of Environment researchers working together with colleagues in the Faculty of Mathematics and partners in Indonesia will explore carbon pricing and trading, and nature-based solutions to assist Indonesia with building a low-carbon economy and a healthier, more sustainable future.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Professor inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

The new international fellows Dag Fjeld, Sally Shortall, Pamela Ronald, Jennifer Clapp, Beatrix Alsanius, and Marius Masiulis.

Engaged in research projects around themes of food, agriculture, and the environment, Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair and professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, was inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry as a new international fellow on January 28, 2023. As an international fellow, Clapp will have the opportunity to participate in events of the Academy and engage in collaborative research projects with other fellows that advance the goal of more equitable and sustainable food systems that promote food security for all.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Documentary about snow leopard conservation wins second place in 2023 GRADflix competition

Caitlin Laidlaw standing beside a tent in Nepal.

Taking us on her experience trekking through Western Nepal, Caitlin Laidlaw, a master’s student in Geography & Environmental Management, answers the question: how do locals who live with snow leopards feel about conservation? Her short documentary is this year’s second place GRADflix competition winner alongside five other graduate students from the Faculty of Environment who placed in the top 25 finalists. Congratulations to Caitlin, Navya, Anika, Larissa, Amerald and Patrick!

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