Environment and climate change represent some of the most difficult problems facing modern society. For two centuries fossil fuels have powered the rise of industrial civilization, bringing increased affluence and improved quality of life. They still provide 80% of the world’s energy as well as feedstocks for the manufacture of many products including steel, fertilizers, chemicals and plastics.
Today we understand that our energy systems — heavily reliant on fossil fuels — are having profound effects on our world including driving climate change, increasing pollution and contributing to deforestation, putting our future at risk. The quest to build a prosperous and equitable net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission economy in Canada has emerged as a fundamental task confronting this generation.
The Master of Public Policy in Sustainable Energy and the Environment prepares you to be a part of this crucial process by strengthening your background in the technical and political dimensions of energy problems and decision-making. Following an interdisciplinary approach, you will examine the engineering considerations, the economic implications and the policy instruments that affect the public and private choices around sustainable energy. By becoming conversant in these domains, you will be able to interpret and respond to energy issues holistically and to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries.
Interdisciplinary Capstone Project
Talks on Sustainable Energy in Practice
Monday, July 10, 2023
Alex Mallett talks to the Globe and Mail
SPPA faculty member Alexandra Mallett talks to the Globe and Mail about government approach aimed at growing the clean energy economy in the ‘Big Idea’ section of the June 2023 the Report on Business magazine, titled...
Monday, June 12, 2023
Congratulations to all our SPPA Graduates!
Carleton University is holding Spring Convocation June 12-16. SPPA is excited to celebrate our 2023 SPPA graduates who will be crossing the stage this week! Each Convocation ceremony will be live-streamed and digital...
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Evaluating the roles and reach of philanthropic foundations in sustainability efforts for tuna
SPPA Post Doctoral Fellow Laurenne Schiller and Professor Graeme Auld along with co-authors Megan Bailey, Hekia Bodwitch and Hussain Sinan...
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