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EUC and SDG 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

SDG 1 calls for eradicating poverty in all its forms by 2030. This involves implementing appropriate social protection systems for all and ensuring that all people, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services. EUC researchers and graduate students are highlighting the structural causes of poverty and leading initiatives to address livelihood needs.

Addressing intersectional vulnerabilities to mitigate climate disparities affecting low-income renters and homeowners

Niloofar Mohtat is EUC's new postdoctoral Fellow who is working on developing new research to explore how the effects of climate change may exacerbate inequalities faced by Canada’s most disadvantaged populations. Her research focuses on equity and justice in urban climate change adaptation, flood risk management, and green-blue infrastructure planning. She has experience in developing GIS analysis, participatory mapping activities, and public engagement processes for advancing climate justice.


Neoliberal Industrialization, the Rural Periphery, and Uneven Development in India

In this multi-year project, Raju Das tackles industrialization in India since the onset of the neoliberal form of capitalism. The project is a response to the reality that much of the current research on industrial development in the Global South fails to give the rural-urban dimension of development the attention it deserves. The work illuminates the structural causes of poverty at both local and global scales. The project demonstrates how a critique of neoliberalism helps us to understand structural changes in societies like India.


Las Nubes contributes to social and ecological well-being in Southern Costa Rica

The Faculty of Research at York’s Las Nubes EcoCampus, directed by Felipe Montoya-Greenheck, has made significant achievements in biodiversity protection, rural sustainability, environmental education in local schools, and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing as decision-support tools for environmental management. The project has helped create a series of documentary films to explore the concepts of sustainability, migrant justice, and health from a Costa Rican perspective.


Women, gendered poverty and urban place-making

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change brings together geographers, physical scientists, The collaborative research of Linda Peake examines how urbanization is transforming the relationship between poverty and inequality, and reconstituting gender relations and gendered rights to the city. The research challenges how we interpret the relationship between urbanization and gender. The study also engages with urban policymakers in the implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.


Why farmers in northern Ghana go to bed hungry

In her dissertation research, PhD candidate and Vanier scholar Balikisu Osman interacted with communities in the Kassena Nankana area of the Upper East region of Ghana, using household surveys, interviews and focus group discussions to give a deeper insight into her study on the plight of farmers in northern Ghana. The insights from research participants revealed the distinctive variations in households’ food access and food availability throughout the year. These variations are intensified by poor access to storage, transportation, and market infrastructure critical for ensuring rural households’ better food availability, access, and affordability beyond the harvesting season.


Vaccine geopolitics during COVID-19

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus illustrates that we are connected globally like never before, yet responses to the virus are decidedly local and national, exposing new geopolitical fault lines and exacerbating material divides that make the difference between living and dying. Professor Jennifer Hyndman researches humanitarian disasters in East Africa and South Asia, and also studies critically refugee policy, social inclusion, and hidden homelessness s in relation to newcomer groups in Canada. Economic inequalities across world regions and even between countries have been exacerbated, exposing the inability of many governments to protect the lives of their citizens during COVID-19.


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