For the last five months, the ISEMA executive and editorial board have been hard at work bringing together ISEMA Volume 12. Our editorial process began when we received 12 outstanding papers written by graduate students in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. Following ISEMA’s rigorous double-blind peer-review process, we selected four papers for publication in the 2018–2019 edition. Volume 12 comprises papers written during the 2017–2018 academic year. Each paper offers a unique perspective to ongoing debates within the energy and environmental sector:
- Travis Dagg explores and analyzes a Canadian energy and climate paradox: How can the federal government support meaningful GHG emissions reductions while encouraging the development of the Canadian oil sands for export? Dagg contextualizes this paradox by exploring political, legal and technical dimensions, as well as implications for Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
- Josh Russell re-examines the development of Ontario’s electricity system through the multi-level perspective, challenging the conventional narrative by including an evaluation of Indigenous participation. Using the MLP, Russell shows how shifting regime and niche dynamics within a changing landscape transformed Indigenous participation. He also highlights the barriers Indigenous communities still face today.
- Gabrielle Morrison analyzes the elements that led to the relative success of the Montreal Protocol, arguing for a reconceptualization of the framework within which international climate change policy is crafted.
- Grace Martin, in her second consecutive year as a published ISEMA author, critically examines Bill C-68 An Act to Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in Consequence by evaluating the opportunities and challenges associated with meaningful integration of Indigenous knowledge and participation in the Fisheries Act.
The Editorial Board would like to thank all participants in the external and internal review process for dedicating their time and focus to the publishing of this collaborative endeavour. The board would also like to thank Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration for their continued support of ISEMA.