Trevor Rous

Trevor Rous (PhD – ABD) is an Ottawa-based senior researcher with expertise in the areas of food security, climate adaptation and sustainable trade.  He completed a BA (Political Science/Sociology) and an MA (Political Economy) at Carleton University before writing and publishing extensively on the relationship between technology, society and environmental stewardship as a critical part of local and global food systems.

Trevor is a member of several nongovernmental organizations committed to fostering meaningful change in environmental policy, and has a wealth of experience in research and project management carried out on the behalf of clients in the organized labour and nonprofit sectors.  

Select Publications

 

Canada's  Vehicle Regulations: Addressing Rising Emissions From The Light-Duty Truck Class

An analysis of Canada's greenhouse gas regulations for light-duty vehicles and its impacts on increased light-duty truck sales.

Benefits of Adoption Natural Infrastructure: A Comparison of Natural and Grey Infrastructure Solutions [forthcoming]

A side-by-side comparison benefits provided by natural versus grey infrastructure solutions when tackling storm surges, flood and the urban heat island effect.

Canada's new food guide fails to deliver sustainable diets [external site (National Observer)]​

A commentary on healthy diets, equity and environmental impacts of food production.

Food Waste Reduction: Trends & Key Leverage Points for Canadian Policy

An overview of the scale and main issues associated with avoidable food loss and waste in Canada, emerging trends and policy responses.

Canada's Oil Sands and Unconventional Resources: The Future of Innovation and Environmental Performance

This report identifies research, development and demonstration (RD&D) needs, challenges and opportunities in Canada’s oil sands and unconventional oil and gas sectors.

Regulations and Clean Technology: A Review of Best Practices in Select Jurisdictions

This report provides an analysis of different regulatory models that have supported environmental policy goals, innovation and economic growth.

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