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POSTPONED: Scholars' Hub @ Home | COVID-19 and the Environment: Behaviour, Policy and Implications for Sustainability

9 September 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

In light of the collective action taking place Sept. 9 and 10 in support of movements against anti-Black racism and police violence against Black, Indigenous and racialized communities, we have cancelled this session of Scholars’ Hub @ Home with Dr. Mark Winfield, Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, Co-Chair of the Faculty's Sustainable Energy Initiative.

“COVID-19 and the Environment: Behaviour, Policy and Implications for Sustainability” will be rescheduled for later this year, at which time you will be notified of the new date and time. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your interest in the webinar. To learn more about other events in the Scholars’ Hub @ Home series, please visit our website.

This presentation will focus on the effects the pandemic has had on human behaviour, such as reduced travel, related fossil fuel use and emissions due to remote work arrangements vs. the potential for declines in the use of low-carbon transportation options, particularly public transit, and moves in the direction of lower density urban forms. Professor Winfield will also discuss the changes in environmental law, regulations and policies that have been made in the context of the pandemic, and the extent to which they further embed unsustainable activities and behaviours or move a post-pandemic recovery in the direction of sustainability.

Dr. Mark Winfield, Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, Co-Chair of the Faculty's Sustainable Energy Initiative