CETD Research Group: Environment and Sustainable Development, by the EUCAnet team

By the EUCAnet team

From 2008-2015 the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) brought together scholars and partner organizations to promote research on relations between Canada and Europe (including the European Union), and on policy challenges of common concern to Europe and Canada. The project fostered Canada-wide and trans-Atlantic research networks, as well as the dissemination of research findings to the Canadian policy community and to the public at large through policy papers and briefs on current issues, downloadable podcasts, workshops, public symposia. Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Program. CETD collaborated closely with EUCAnet.

The CETD Research Group Environment and Sustainable Development focused on environmental protection and sustainable development issues that have become important features of the public policy narrative, worldwide. In the case of Canada and the EU, there is significant potential for these actors to expand cooperation and to learn from one another in issues including climate change and carbon emissions; agricultural sustainability and genetically modified foods; environmental policy coordination in multilevel systems; and energy security and the environment. This thematic research group incorporated multidisciplinary approaches for analyzing the interaction of economic, social, and environmental decision-making. This group paid special attention to the linkages between science and policy; public attitudes and activism; and the coordination of environmental policy in multilevel systems.