Selected Publications

Perryman, Michael,* Besco, Laurel, Suleiman, Carina* & Lucato, Lindsay.* Forthcoming. Ready for Take Off: Airline Engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Air Transport Management. 

Kirk, Elizabeth & Besco, Laurel. (2021). Improving Energy Efficiency: The Significance of Normativity. Journal of Environmental Law. Online: 

Page, Jae & Besco, Laurel. (2021) Dispossession through Collision: Low-Earth Orbit and Planetary Sustainability. Territory, Politics, Governance. Online:

Besco, Laurel & Kirk, Elizabeth. (2020) Industry perceptions of government interventions: generating an energy efficiency norm. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 23(1), 130-142.

Mackie, Colin & Besco, Laurel (2020). The Idea of Prospective Responsibility for End-of-Life Obligations. Environmental Law Reporter, News and Analysis, 50(7), 10573-10603.

Hughes, Sara, Yordi, Samer & Besco, Laurel. (2018). The Role of Pilot Projects In Urban Climate Change Policy Innovation. Policy Studies Journal, doi: 10.1111/psj.12288.

Besco, Laurel. (2018). Judicial Education for Sustainability. McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, 14(1), 3-27.

Besco, Laurel. (2018). Responses to the Clean Power Plan: Factors Influencing State Decision‐Making. Review of Policy Research, DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12307

Chalifour, Nathalie & Besco, Laurel. (2017). Taking Flight: Federal Action to Mitigate Canada’s GHG Emissions from Aviation. Ottawa Law Review, 48(2),  577-625.

Besco, Laurel. (2014). Green productivity: clarifying terminology and concepts. International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 6(4), 406-425.

Pentelow Besco, Laurel. (2013). Canada Country Report: Wetlands. IUCN ejournal, online

Pentelow, Laurel. (2012). Canada Country Report: National Parks. IUCN ejournal, online

Pentelow, Laurel & Scott, Daniel. (2011). Aviation’s inclusion in international climate policy regimes: Implications for the Caribbean tourism industry. Journal of Air Transport Management, 17(3), 199-205.

Pentelow, Laurel & Scott, Daniel. (2010). The Implications of Climate Change Mitigation Policy and Oil Price Volatility for Tourism Arrivals to the Caribbean. Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development, 7(3). 301-315.

Mills, Brian, Dan Unrau, Pentelow, Laurel & Spring, Kelsey. (2009). Assessment of Lightning-Related Damage and Disruption in Canada. Natural Hazards, 52(2), 481-499.

Mills, Brian,  Dan Unrau, Carla Parkinson, Brenda Jones, Jennifer Yessis, Kelsey Spring & Laurel Pentelow. (2008). Assessment of Lightning-related Fatality and Injury Risk in Canada.  Natural Hazards, 47(2), 157-183