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RECOVER focuses on enhancing small islands’ capacity to adapt to climate change through more inclusive, and research-informed decision environments. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are on the frontlines of climate change and need transformational adaptation strategies urgently. Three SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region will serve as “hubs of innovation” for scalable and systems-changing climate resilience approaches.

Illuminating global sources of minerals and metals for responsible sourcing. A data-driven transparency initiative for mapping and tracking responsible production and trade of minerals and metals.

Smelters and refineries are central nodes in both primary and recycled metal value chains. We are developing a database that supports materials flow analysis, business analytics and metallurgical engineering knowledge to characterize metal processing, recycling capacity, and business capability -- in support of a circular economy for metals and more sustainable sourcing of primary materials in the 21st Century.

Completed projects

Through the link of existing software (HSC Chemistry, Granta Selector and openLCA), TripleLink will allow improvements to product-oriented assessment and the circularity of products. It will also provide the possibility to calculate resource indicators describing criticality from a resource-economic perspective and from a conflict perspective, with simple application and clear interpretation.

The overarching goal was to evaluate the potential for aquaponics to be a responsible and sustainable solution to maintaining Canadian food security. Specifically, this thesis aimed to identify environmental and economic barriers faced by small-scale Canadian aquaponics systems and provide options for reducing barriers and environmental impacts through the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost (LCC) analysis.