Biodiversity, future, and extinction: Alana Westwood comments on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity report

More than 50 researchers from 23 countries collaborated in the report, which highlights that countries must act as soon as possible to allow global biodiversity to be recovered. The document presents an updated assessment on how the biodiversity milestones and goals of the global biodiversity framework can be achieved. Dr. Alana Westwood (not involved inContinue reading “Biodiversity, future, and extinction: Alana Westwood comments on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity report”

SCHOOL FOR RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (SRES) FACULTY CALL FOR AMENDMENTS TO NOVA SCOTIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS AND CLIMATE CHANGE REDUCTION ACT

Last week, Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative government introduced Bill 57, the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act into the house. Faculty members of Dalhousie’s SRES, including lab head Dr. Alana Westwood, weighed in on the bill with an open letter. Although commending and overall supportive of the Bill’s direction and intent, SRES faculty calledContinue reading “SCHOOL FOR RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (SRES) FACULTY CALL FOR AMENDMENTS TO NOVA SCOTIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS AND CLIMATE CHANGE REDUCTION ACT”

NOVA SCOTIA’S GENERAL ELECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ALANA WESTWOOD WEIGHS IN

An election has been called in Nova Scotia! With climate change top of mine for many and a time of transition in forestry, this election is key for charting out the province’s environmental future. Ongoing media coverage includes interviews with lab head Dr. Alana Westwood about environmental priorities for this election. She told CBC NewsContinue reading “NOVA SCOTIA’S GENERAL ELECTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ALANA WESTWOOD WEIGHS IN”

ALANA WESTWOOD AND SALLY OTTO ON CANADA’S ECOLOGICAL DEBT: iPOLITICS

Westwood Lab Head, Dr. Alana Westwood, and Dr. Sarah Otto from University of British Columbia published an opinions article in iPolitics, “Rebuilding from a pandemic should strive to pay off Canada’s ecological debt”. Citation: Westwood, A. & Otto, S. (2020). Rebuilding from a pandemic should strive to pay off Canada’s ecological debt. iPolitics.