ISEMA Vol. 11 – That’s a Wrap!

On November 10, 2017 students, professors, and alumni came out to celebrate the publication of the 11th edition of ISEMA: Perspectives on Innovation, Science and the Environment. Since 2006 the journal has been showcasing the best student work from Carleton in innovation, science, environmental and sustainable energy policy and after a long summer, the ISEMA Executive was incredibly happy to contribute to the journal’s continued publication.

Volume 11 – which includes papers from both the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic years – covers a number of topics within a Canadian context, including sustainability, the environment, climate change, and energy. Grace Martin systematically examines the role of policy networks with regards to the implementation and modernization of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. David Chan meticulously explores the circumstances under which two separate National Energy Board redesigns took place, and questions the authority, legitimacy, and responsibility of these processes. Jonathan Lippett contextualizes Canada’s cleantech industry, evaluates it in its present state, and assesses the federal government’s strategy for supporting it via regulatory, microeconomic, and macroeconomic measures. Sasha Hanson Pastran uses social movement theory to illustrate the role of direct action in renewable energy transitions, as it relates to the lead up to the 2015 Conference of the Parties and the eventual signing of the Paris Agreement. Finally, Zak Jacques conducts a comprehensive assessment of contemporary climate, energy, and environmental policy in Canada by exploring the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Each paper provides its own unique value and perspective to this year’s edition.

The ISEMA Executive would like to congratulate the authors Grace Martin, David Chan, Jonathan Lippett, Sasha Hanson Pastron and Zak Jacques on their great work, as well as thank the professors of the Sustainable Energy program for all their continued support and enthusiasm.

A special thanks to the external reviewers, Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, Pressed for providing an amazing space for the launch, and all those who came out to help us celebrate. Without your continued support the journal would not be possible!

To purchase your copy of ISEMA, please visit the Office of the School of Public Policy and Administration, Room 5224, Richcraft Building.

Copies are $10.00.

If you are interested in contributing to Volume 12, please contact Travis Dagg at


-The ISEMA Executive