Meet Our Team
Our research team is growing. Blue Green Ideas researchers have decades of research and publication experience spanning energy, environment/climate, and labour/employment issues using quantitative/statistical and qualitative analysis. We draw on research expertise from across Canada and internationally.
JOHN PETERS, PhD
John is an associated professor and research fellow at the University of Montreal’s Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT). He analyzes labour market inequality with a focus on the impacts and opportunities for fossil fuel workers in the transition to low carbon energy systems.
John’s new book, Jobs with Inequality with University of Toronto Press, examines the rapid rise of low-wage and precarious employment over the last three decades in Canada, with three provincial case studies (British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador) and within the broader international context. He is also the co-editor of a forthcoming volume entitled Confronting Inequality: Canadian Labour and Politics with UBC Press.
See here for more information about John's research experience.
Angela Carter, PhD
Angela is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Political Science and Balsillie School of International Affairs. She has researched environmental policies and politics in Canada’s major oil producing provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador), captured in her award-winning book, Fossilized.
Angela now focuses on the development of climate policy aiming to curtail fossil fuel supply. She is exploring the first global wave of national “keep it in the ground” legislation and the role of just transition policies in that effort. Angela is also examining how transition movements are developing to challenge fossil fuel dependence in Eastern Canadian provinces.
See here for more information about Angela’s work.