Professor at the Institut des sciences de l'environnement of UQAM
Éric Pineault is a professor at the Institut des sciences de l'environnement at the Université du Québec à Montréal, presiding over its scientific committee and specializing in the environmental economics and politics of the transition. He also works on issues surrounding the exploitation of fossil fuels in Canada in collaboration with the researchers of the pan-Canadian network Corporate Mapping. Devoted both as a scientist and as a citizen involved in the environmental movement, he has been involved as an ecological economist in the fight against fossil fuel infrastructure projects such as Énergie Est, Anticosti and more recently GNL Québec.
He also works with organizations such as trade unions and the Front Commun pour la transition énergétique in their reflections on the social and economic transformations that need to be carried out in order to achieve carbon neutrality and biodiversity protection objectives. With these social actors, he helps to co-construct a different vision of the development of our communities with a perspective of social justice and a post-growth society.