POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

POLIS Project on Ecological Governance


The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is a centre for research and action situated in the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria. POLIS was established in 2000 by the Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). POLIS is a place where academic and community researchers work with others to dismantle the notion of the environment as merely another sector, and to make ecological thinking and practice a core value and practice in all aspects of society. Among the many research centres investigating and promoting sustainability worldwide, POLIS is unique in its focus on transdisciplinary research, education and advocacy oriented to defining and cultivating ecological governance.

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  • Sandborn, Calvin (Ed.) (Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria, 2012-11)
    Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals is a series of 35 short (3-5 page) articles that describe important environmental law reforms that the next B.C. provincial government should consider. ...
  • Simms, Rosie; Brandes, Oliver M. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2016-09)
    Escalating water challenges in BC require a better understanding and coordinated work to avoid future crisis. Drawing on an extensive review of media, court and tribunal cases, and insights from attending over 100 recent ...
  • Maas, Carol; Wolfe, Sarah E. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance Water Sustainability Project, 2012-12)
    This paper has been prepared to provide a concise and integrated summary of emerging research on social and process changes in water management. It is designed to build on existing literature and practice by offering ideas ...
  • Parfitt, Ben; Baltutis, Jesse; Brandes, Oliver M. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance / Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2012-11)
    British Columbia's water and water-derived energy resources are vital assets that show signs of being under increased stress across the province—the result of mounting pressures such as population growth, climate change, ...

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