IIS Research Associates: Dr. John N. Telesford

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Dr. John N. Telesford

Lecturer and Associate Dean,
School of Continuing Education
T. A. Marryshow Community College
St. George, Grenada

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Dr. John N. Telesford is Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the T. A. Marryshow Community College, St. George, Grenada. His research interest lies at the interface of policy and resource use (focus on energy) in small island states and jurisdictions, leading towards sustainable island futures and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). He applies tools from Industrial Ecology, such as material and energy flows and socio-economic metabolism to analyze impacts on island sustainability in the context of the pressures of climate change. He also conducts research on education and learning for island communities’ sustainable development. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Telesford, J. N. (2021). Critiquing ‘islandness’ as immunity to COVID-19: A case exploration of the Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique archipelago in the Caribbean region. Island Studies Journal, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.24043/isj.155

Elgie, A. R., Singh, S. J., & Telesford, J. N. (2021). You can’t manage what you can’t measure: The potential for circularity in Grenada’s waste management system. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 164, 105170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105170

Telesford, J. N. (2020). Grenada (COVID-19 Island Insight Series, no 3). University of Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, University of Prince Edward Island Institute of Island Studies, and Island Innovation. – Click here to read | More about the COVID-19 Island Insights Series

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

VIDEO: Islands and COVID-19 Recovery Plans: Promoting Resilience and Sustainability Virtual Panel and Discussion

John Telesford was one of our panelists at this Virtual Hub event in September 2020, where representatives from islands around the world shared lessons on how islands are demonstrating resilience as they respond to COVID-19 and discussed the challenges and opportunities that communities are navigating around the world and right here on PEI.

(Skip to 32:20 to hear John speaking about pandemic responses in the Caribbean)

VIDEO: Towards Sustainable Island Futures: Comparing Small Island States And Subnational Island Jurisdictions – A Report

Some of the intermediate findings of the SSHRC-funded Towards Sustainable Island Futures project were presented in a panel session at the Virtual Island Summit in September 2020. John Telesford is part of the research group and was a panelist for this session.
Click here to learn more about the research project, headed by the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability.

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