IRES News: February 3rd, 2020

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Letter from MP Patrick Weiler – Environmental Funding Programs

This week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, launched our annual call for applications for eight funding programs to support community-based, environmental projects. These eight programs aim to support Indigenous communities, environmental groups, schools, other levels of government and businesses in taking environmental action. Relevant to BC are the following programs:

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$1M PICS Theme Partnership Call

The opportunity to receive a $1M Theme Partnership award with PICS remains open, with 1 more month left to apply. 

The Theme Partnership Program supports research into particularly complex—and critically important—climate mitigation and adaptation challenges.

Bring your innovation, ideas and ambition to PICS!

Deadline: February 14th, 2020.

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Wildfire and Carbon: A Major New International PICS Forest Research Project

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is proud to launch a new $1M Canada-US project that aims to address extreme wildfires, reduce emissions, enhance forests’ potential as a carbon sink and stimulate new forest bioeconomy opportunities.

The four-year PICS Theme Partnership project called “Wildfire and Carbon” brings together scientists from the Canadian Forest Service, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the USDA Forest Service.

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2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment

Genome Canada has officially announced their upcoming competition to support large-scale applied research projects which focus on Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment (LSARP2020). The scope of this funding opportunity will include areas such as genomics research related to energy, mining, forestry, water stewardship, healthy oceans, wildlife management/conservation and bioproducts that help conserve natural resources, protect the environment and support sustainable resource management.

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6th Annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop in Environmental Politics and Governance

On May 13-15, 2020, University of Washington’s Center for Environmental Politics will organize the 6th annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop for doctoral students working in the area of environmental politics and governance (EPG). This follows on the successful workshops that the Center hosted in previous years.

The EPG Grad workshop provides a venue for doctoral students to present their work, receive feedback, and network with others working on similar issues.

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Field Study to Tuscany & Umbria (Italy) – Summer 2020

Texas State University is offering a field study focused on the “geography of food and agriculture” and “environmental ethics” to Tuscany & Umbria (Italy), one of the world’s foremost food – and culture – producing regions!

This program is run by Texas State University and is hosted by the Umbra Institute, but you do not need to be a Texas State University student to participate. 

Deadline: February 14th, 2020.

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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES' core faculty members.

Power tariffs for groundwater irrigation in India: A comparative analysis of the environmental, equity, and economic tradeoffs
B Sidhu, M Kandlikar, N Ramankutty
World Development 128

Quantifying the air quality, climate and equity implications of India's household energy transition
P Maji, M Kandlikar
Energy for Sustainable Development 55, 37-47


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