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Nov 15th, 2021

Highlight of COP26 for Canada’s businesses and investors

British Columbia

Temitope Onifade

PhD Student, University of British Columbia

Temitope Onifade’s broad interest is in energy and environmental policy. He currently focuses on climate policy. After engaging experts at the University of Calgary and the Sabin Centre at Columbia University, he started building on this contribution with a PhD at the University of British Columbia. His PhD models hybrid regulation that combines government, business, and NGO pathways in the transition to low-carbon economies.

Temi’s other representative works are on the Alberta royalty review, sovereign wealth funds, natural resource funds, peoples-based permanent sovereignty over natural resources, renewable energy policy schemes and Africa’s non-renewable extractive sector law. He has contributed over 20 outputs in journals, books, reports, and policies, and has served on several editorial boards. Temi is also the co-author of “The emergence of foreseeable biodiversity-related liability risks for financial institutions: A gathering storm?,” a publication with our global partner Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative. His conference participation has been across Africa, Europe, Central America, and North America. He is participating in the Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis Finalist Programme at Yale University. He also mobilizes experts to teach Africans about climate change. He is a recipient of 40 awards and grants from governments, NGOs, international organizations, and universities.