The approval of new oil pipelines to bring Western Canadian oil to global markets has attracted worldwide controversy. At the center of the controversy is whether new pipelines lead to greater global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This talk will present the results of a new study that examines how oil pipeline infrastructure affects global GHG emissions.
The social movement to divest from fossil fuels has been growing rapidly, and fossil fuel divestment campaigns are particularly visible on university campuses. Research analyzing the language and themes used to defend divestment decisions (among both organizations that are committed to divestment as well as organizations that are not committing to divestment) will be presented highlighting a diversity of institutional approaches and perspectives on fossil fuel divestment.