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Prof. Margot Hurlbert


Canada Research Chair, Tier 1
Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability Policy
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Margot has a B. Admin. (Great Distinction) from the University of Regina (1985), an LL.B. (Osgoode) (1987), an LL.M. (Osgoode) (2005) in Constitutional Law with a focus on energy, natural resource, indigenous and environmental issues, and a Ph.D. (University of Amsterdam) in Social and Behaviour Sciences with a thesis “Adaptive Governance of Disaster: Drought and Flood in Rural Areas” published by Springer. Her research interests focus on energy, climate change, agriculture, and water.

Margot has led and participated in many SSHRC, NSERC and IDRC research projects, serves on the editorial boards of international journals, is a Senior Research Fellow of the Earth Systems Governance Project. Margot is Coordinating Lead Author of a chapter of the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Land (2019) and Climate and a Review Editor and Contributing Author for AR6 (WGI and WGII)(2021/2022). She also works on Future Earth’s Earth Commission Working Group on Transformations (2019-2022).

climate change adaptationtransformative mitigation of energy systemsWater governance

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