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The energy transition: Green for whom?

The energy transition: Green for whom?

by Cynthia Morinville With the current climate emergency requiring an immediate divestment from fossil fuels, lithium is quickly becoming one of the critical metals necessary to the energy transition. From the uptake of electric vehicles to the production of batteries for the storage of renewable energies, the global demand for lithium is expected to increase

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Anna Zalik

Anna Zalik

Associate Professor Credentials PhD Development Sociology, Cornell UniversityMS Communication, Cornell UniversityBA (Combined Honours) History and Political Science, University of Alberta Research Keywords Political Economy of Development, Global Finance, and Regional/Agrarian Change. Contact Information 4700 Keele StreetToronto, ON M3J 1P3 416 736 2100 azalik@yorku.ca https://azalik.info.yorku.ca/ Research Interests I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of

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Here's why oil train derailments and pipeline spills keep happening

Here's why oil train derailments and pipeline spills keep happening

In the midst of global upheaval, recent oil spills in Canada have received little attention. These spills occurred as governments, both federal and provincial -- notably Alberta and Ontario (which later reversed the suspension) -- suspended environmental regulations for the oil and gas sector, mirroring suspensions in the U.S.  But the recent Saskatchewan train derailments and Trans Mountain pipeline spill point at how dangerous

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Ocean frontiers: An interdisciplinary workshop on the changing contours of marine space and resource access

Ocean frontiers: An interdisciplinary workshop on the changing contours of marine space and resource access

This two-day workshop, entitled “Ocean Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Changing Contours of Marine Space and Resource Access,” brought together a network of interdisciplinary scholars to explore the political-economic and ecological dynamics that shape new resource practices in marine zones. The overall goal was to unite social scientists and ecologists to share their understanding

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Environmental Assessment Processes of Canadian Frontier Oil and Gas

Environmental Assessment Processes of Canadian Frontier Oil and Gas

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) The project aims to create a pan-Canadian network for communities to share information and experiences about oil and gas developments and to provide analysis to inform environmental policy at the provincial and federal levels. The mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students involved in the project serves to train

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Building Substantive Transparency: Electoral Process, Oil Revenue and Democratic Governance in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and Gulf of Guinea

Building Substantive Transparency: Electoral Process, Oil Revenue and Democratic Governance in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and Gulf of Guinea

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) The project examines the implications of initiatives that sought substantive transparency for democratic leadership, shared prosperity and energy security in Nigeria and globally. Grounded in the literature and conceptual approaches to the political economy of oil, and democratization and development, the research has identified prospects for innovative synergies

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