The Ecopolitics Podcast
with Dr. Ryan Katz-Rosene & Dr. Peter Andrée
The Ecopolitics Podcast is a 16-episode audio series offering core content for university students studying environmental politics in Canada. The show is created and co-hosted by Dr. Ryan Katz-Rosene (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Peter Andrée (Carleton University), and funded by the Shared Online Projects Initiative. All episodes are freely available for use under a Creative Commons Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND). Instructors and students of environmental politics everywhere are invited to use the podcasts in their own teaching and learning. Episodes cover a range of themes central to the study of environmental politics in a Canadian context, from environmental justice to federalism to climate action and more!
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There’s no denying COVID-19 has had a major impact on the climate movement. After non-governmental organizations worked so hard to access global climate decision-making, being without the ability to organize protests and the like has left the movement…

In this episode, we explore the theme of wildlife conservation and the tensions that exist between how people in the global north tend to view these issues versus how they are perceived and experienced by the rural people who live alongside wild…

What are some of the main theoretical approaches and methods used in the study of Global Ecopolitics? In this episode Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega (FLACSO) provides some very helpful answers and further explains the relationship between theory and method for…

Proposing a new metaphor for decarbonization, Dr. Steven Bernstein (Toronto) and Dr. Matthew Hoffmann (Toronto) discuss how we might challenge carbon lock-in from local action to global governance.

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Hayley Stevenson, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at l’Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and Dr. Simon Dalby, Professor at the Balsillie School of…

In this episode, Peter and Ryan give listeners a sneak peak at what’s in store for Season 2 of The EcoPolitics Podcast!

The global food system is a very complex set of systems that look incredibly different in different parts of the world. In this episode, we take a look at food systems in Nairobi, Kenya, and in Newfoundland, Canada with our guests, Helena…

What role do ENGOs, or Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, play in the Canadian ecopolitical sphere? In this episode, we ask this question of Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada, and Colleen Thorpe, Executive…

Greenwashing, or legitimate Corporate Social Responsibility? Dr. Hamish van der Ven (McGill) helps us understand these concepts before walking us through two case studies.

In this episode we get real about corporate social responsibility, or what Rory MacAlpine of Maple Leaf Foods calls his company’s “shared value” for all its stakeholders.

What is the relationship between capitalism and the environment? In this episode Dr. Laurie Adkin, Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta, provides some answers by guiding us on a journey through the world of ‘environmental…

Reflecting on the history and relationships that underpin two documentary films they made together, Dr. Sherry Pictou and Dr. Martha Stiegman discuss how the Mi’kmaq work to assert treaty rights over their land and fisheries in the face of colonialism…

Dr. Catriona Sandilands and Dr. Sherilyn McGregor share with us the ways in which ecofeminism, and queer ecology, serve to diversify and deepen how we look at the policies and day-to-day practices of environmental politics.

Larry McDermott (Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation and ED of Plenty Canada) and Dr. Dan Longboat (Turtle Clan member of the Mohawk Nation and Associate Professor at Trent University) discuss lessons for sustainability inherent in Indigenous knowledges as…

Environmental law touches all parts of our lives. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Angela Lee, Assistant Professor of Law at Ryerson University, and Dr. Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, about Canada’s…