Peter Dauvergne is a professor of international relations, specializing in global environmental politics. His research covers the politics of social movements, consumption, technology, and corporations, especially the consequences for social inequality and ecosystem degradation in the global South. Recent topics include the politics of artificial intelligence, plastic pollution, industrial mining, ocean conservation, climate change, food security, biofuels, and tropical deforestation.
At UBC, he has served as associate dean (2006-08), senior adviser to the president (2008-09), director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues (2009-14), and the PWIAS Board of Trustees (2013-2017). He is also the founding and past editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics.
In 2016 the International Studies Association presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award for Environmental Studies. In 2018 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC).