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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

Just Transitions: Promise and Contestation

Just transition prompts us to explore a number of important dimensions of Earth System Governance research, including sustainability transformations, inequality,…

Climate-smart socially innovative tools and approaches for marine pollution science in support of sustainable development

There is a complex interaction between pollution, climate change, the environment and people. This complex interplay of actions and impacts…

Global Environmental Politics in a Turbulent Era

With the rapid destabilization, escalation and convergence of various environmental crises, global environmental politics is facing extreme turbulence. Tracing the…