A Perfect Storm: Climate Change and Liberal Economic Development in Mongolia

Craig Janes, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, and Henry Luce Resident Scholar

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

Craig R. JanesCraig R. Janes2011–2012 Henry Luce Foundation Resident ScholarCraig R. Janes2011–2012 Henry Luce Foundation Resident Scholar

This presentation, based on research conducted across Mongolia between 2005 and 2008, examines how the transition from Soviet-style socialism to an unregulated free-market economy has affected the productivity and sustainability of agriculture and livestock herding. In the context of accelerating climate change, development strategies that favor urban development, combined with a weakening of the state regulatory presence in the agricultural sector, pose serious risks to livelihood security in rural areas.

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