York U expert on climate change available to comment on Ontario government plan


TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2018 – York University Professor Mark Winfield is available for comment today on the Ontario government’s climate change plan, which is expected to be released this afternoon by Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

A professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York, Winfield is an expert on: energy and climate change policy, including carbon pricing; environmental policy including air and water pollution; land use issues regarding Greenbelts, planning and growth; and public safety regulation.

Winfield has written extensively on energy, climate change and environmental policy matters in Ontario and nationally. He is the author of Blue-Green Province: The Environment and the Political Economy of Ontario, a comprehensive study of environmental policy in Ontario, published in 2012.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

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