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Research Centre Toronto

About the Research Centre

The Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto seeks to develop new ideas and policy tools to respond to the challenge of environmental governance at multiple scales. The Munk School is an interdisciplinary academic centre with various research and educational programs committed to the field of globalization and the Lab is a hub for research on environmental governance at University of Toronto. Research in the Lab focuses on political transformation needed for effective environmental responses. Conceptualizing pathways to decarbonization is a main concentration in addition to projects in the areas of experimentation, legitimacy, accountability, and coherence in global sustainability governance.  The Research Centre Toronto is led by Environmental Governance Lab co-directors Prof. Steven Bernstein, Prof. Matthew Hoffmann, and Prof. Teresa Kramarz.

 

Recent publications

Climate Refugees: Global, Local and Critical Approaches

The last few years have witnessed a flurry of activity in global governance and international lawseeking to address the protection…

The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Governance Through Global Goals?

Written by an international team of over sixty experts and drawing on over three thousand scientific studies, this is the…

The Normative Foundations of International Climate Adaptation Finance

Billions of dollars are annually transferred to poor nations to help them adapt to the effects of climate change. This…

The Emergence of Geoengineering: How Knowledge Networks Form Governance Objects

For many years, suggestions to 'geoengineer' the climate occupied a marginal role in climate change science and politics. Today, visions…