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Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice

Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice

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Principal Investigator: Patricia Ellie Perkins.

Funding: QES/Universities Canada.

Term: 2018-2021.

This Climate Justice Project aims to build a research network of 18 or more low and middle-income-country (LMIC) and Canadian emerging scholars (PhD researchers and post-doctoral fellows) working to address the injustices resulting from global climate change through participatory democratic governance. It will also introduce them to the ongoing Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) program (see, and also to the global Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) network. The QES training of emerging scholars includes applied-research and learning-by-doing through the E4A’s innovative pedagogical approach, which involves experiential education, research internships, retreats, field research preparation and joint research seminars with graduate students at York University, McGill University, and the University of Vermont. The QES program has opened up opportunities of the E4A program to LMIC researchers and has made it possible for Canadian E4A researchers to expand their academic and civil society networks in LMICs.