An easy resolution to the debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline is unlikely, argues Matthew Hoffmann, since at its core lies an irreconcilable difference of opinion on whether climate change is an emergency or a manageable problem.
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Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Matthew Hoffmann is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Scarborough and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is the author of the books Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto and Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response. He also is a co-author on a recent collaborative book Transnational Climate Change Governance. His current collaborative research project explores the development of Political Pathways to Decarbonization.
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Matthew Hoffmann writes in defence of politicizing climate change, even as the US deals with the aftermath of this week’s tropical storm.
As the U.S. announces it is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Matthew Hoffmann argues it had already abandoned leadership on climate change. That’s why other countries — such as Canada and China — and corporations need to step up.
The climate change conversation needs to focus not only on emission targets but also on fostering a ‘just transition’ for the Canadian and global economy, argues Matthew Hoffmann.