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SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sand and stone materials mining in the Jeneberang River in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sand and stone materials mining in the Jeneberang River in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Wendy Alejandra Medina de Loera My dissertation explores the extractive industry of river sand and stone materials[1] by drawing on empirical research in the Jeneberang river in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. In recent years real estate capital has been key to reinvigorate the global economy, especially in Asia. This has aroused the commercial interest in

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Inclusion and exclusion in global production networks: The case of Myanmar migrant seafood processing workers in Thailand

Inclusion and exclusion in global production networks: The case of Myanmar migrant seafood processing workers in Thailand

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global production networks (GPNs). Throughout the pandemic, GPNs have experienced disruptions as manufacturing facilities have closed and consumers have been placed under lockdown. The impacts of such disruption have led to the reduction in wages and unemployment of millions of factory workers across South and Southeast Asia,

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What is clean electricity?

What is clean electricity?

Ontario’s nuclear plan raises questions about what is “clean” energy and the need for open, evidence-based decision-making around net-zero pathways. by Mark Winfield,  Colleen Kaiser In December, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced it will work with GE Hitachi to develop a new 300MW nuclear power reactor at the provincially owned utility’s Darlington site. The news was presented as

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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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Ontario on track to see major increases in greenhouse gas emissions

Ontario on track to see major increases in greenhouse gas emissions

Add pollution and costs from electricity generation to that list too By Mark WinfieldColleen Kaiser The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) Annual Planning Outlook report released last week contains some very bad news for Ontarians in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air quality, and future electricity costs. The directions laid out in the report also present

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Canada's key role at COP26

Canada's key role at COP26

Canada's key role at COP26 In interview with Prof Mark Winfield By Caryn Ceolin Posted Oct 31, 2021, 3:41PM EDT. Last Updated Oct 31, 2021, 5:06PM EDT. Summary World leaders are gathering in Glasgow for COP26 to confront what climate scientists warn is the disaster ahead. Experts want to see more ambitious national emissions reduction targets

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THE HEAT IS ON: WILL UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE FINALLY RESULT IN SERIOUS ACTION?

THE HEAT IS ON: WILL UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE FINALLY RESULT IN SERIOUS ACTION?

The 26th United Nations conference on climate change, also known as COP26, will be convening in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12. Everyone knows the climate catastrophe is dire, but what will it take for nations to take urgent action? BY RADHIKA DESAI Interview with Professor Emeritus Peter Victor Extinction Rebellion activists are seen

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The New Deal, racism and war

The New Deal, racism and war

By Prof Justin Podur The original New Deal has credited with saving the US economy from the Great Depression and, perhaps, saving the country from socialism. The original New Deal, and its champion, Franklin D. Roosevelt, are credited with saving the US economy from the Great Depression - and perhaps preventing the country from adopting 'socialism'. The

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Canada’s federal election made big strides for climate and the environment

Canada’s federal election made big strides for climate and the environment

By Prof Mark Winfield The outcome of the recent federal election — a Liberal minority dependent on the NDP or Bloc Québécois for support — has been widely seen as having a “Groundhog Day” aspect to it. It left the composition of Parliament very much as it was before, reinforcing questions about the necessity of the election

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