Monday, Mar. 8, 2021 with Dr. Kyla Tienhaara

To view the video of her presentation and the Q&A please click here.

Most people have heard the term “Green New Deal” because of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise Movement in the US. However, various other green new deals were proposed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008. What exactly do we mean when we talk about a Green New Deal in 2021? What would it look like in Canada? Does it address environmental justice and structural inequality? Does it have the potential to galvanize support for a just transition to a net-zero economy?


 Dr. Kyla Tienhaara is a Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment and Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Global Development Studies. Prior to joining Queen’s in 2018, she held positions as a Research Fellow at the Australian National University and as the Head of Research for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Her most recent book ‘Green Keynesianism and the Global Financial Crisis’ (2018) explores the lessons learned from green stimulus programs in 2008/09.