Justin Barnes holds an MA degree from the Sustainability Studies program at Trent University’s School of the Environment. Justin’s research has focused on climate change adaptation, environmental security, and sustainable development in Canada’s Inuit communities on the Arctic Ocean. Justin is a Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative and the Assistant Editor of the Arctic Yearbook, an international peer-reviewed annual volume focused on Arctic geopolitics. In 2019, Justin pursued an internship at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in the Division for Sustainable Development Goals. Justin is also actively involved in the sport of Sailing and represented Canada internationally on the World Sailing circuit as a national team athlete on the Canadian Sailing Team for seven years (2013 – 2020).