Margot Hurlbert

Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy

Tier 1 - 2019-01-01
University of Regina
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Dr. Margot Hurlbert explores the gap between what is needed to address climate change and current policy and behaviour. Hurlbert will involve people in building future decarbonized pathways, and in making the transformative change required to meet Paris commitments. By opening science assumptions and values up to scrutiny, Hurlbert aims to expose often unseen problems of the current, carbon-dependent sociotechnical regime, so it can be reimagined as a climate-resilient regime. Hurlbert will engage citizens in decision-making, social learning and risk construction, to enhance understanding about energy and sustainability policy and to determine decarbonized energy futures.