Studies in National and International Development


National and International Development

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Title:  Nationalization: A Strategy For or Against Decarbonization?

Date: January 16, 2020
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker:  Kyla Tienhaara, Queen's University

This talk will explore recent calls, from opposite ends of the political spectrum, for the nationalization of fossil fuel assets in the context of the climate emergency. Some pundits and policymakers are arguing that these assets need to be nationalized to keep them operating as changing market conditions make investments in the sector unprofitable, uninsurable, or uncompetitive with renewable energy. Others are pushing for the nationalization of fossil energy assets as a strategy to achieve deep decarbonization.



Kyla Tienhaara, Queen's University

Dr. Kyla Tienhaara is a Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment and Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies and Department of Global Development Studies. Her research examines the intersection between environmental governance and the global economic system. Her most recent book Green Keynesianism and the Global Financial Crisis explores the lessons learned from green stimulus programs in 2008/09 and how a comprehensive Green New Deal could help to deliver a Just Transition to a low carbon economy.