Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice

Status: Completed
Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2020
Theme: Global Inequalities

Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice
Ellie Perkins

The project aims to build a research network of 18 or more low and middle-income-country (LMIC) and Canadian emerging scholars (PhD researchers and post-doctoral fellows) working to address the injustices resulting from global climate change through participatory democratic governance. It will also introduce them to the ongoing Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) program (see, and also to the global Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) network. Our QES training of emerging scholars will include applied-research and learning-by-doing through the E4A’s innovative pedagogical approach, which involves experiential education, research internships, retreats, field research preparation and joint research seminars with graduate students at York University, McGill University, and the University of Vermont. The QES program will open the opportunities of the E4A program to LMIC researchers, while also making it possible for Canadian E4A researchers to expand their academic and civil society networks in LMICs.