Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Liu Institute for Global Issues – xʷθəθiqətəm (Place of Many Trees), 1st floor

Nereus Program Manager/Research Associate Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (UBC) will be giving a Policy in Practice talk, organized by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Please RSVP for the event through eventbrite here.

Summary: The world’s oceans face a growing set of pressures, from climate change to pollution to overexploitation. They nevertheless continue to support livelihoods, food production, and economic activity, and are essential to cultures and identities across the world. Drawing from experiences on the water and in international discussions, Dr. Andrés will explore what competing discourses on ocean development might mean for coastal regions, and the centrality of social equity in the interconnectedness of human well-being and environmental sustainability.

Bio: Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (PhD) is a resource economist specializing in marine social-ecological systems. He is Program Manager of the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program and Research Associate at the University of British Columbia. Linking field, theoretical, and policy work, he studies the economics of ecotourism, competing fishing sectors, alternative management strategies, and ecosystem and social-ecological approaches to policy in multi-stakeholder contexts. An important aspect of this work involves the dynamics between commercial, recreational, social and cultural benefits within complex social-ecological systems.

This event post was updated on September 7th to reflect a change in venue.