Logo for Climate Social Science Network (CSSN)


J.P. Sapinski

Université de Moncton

Based in

North America

J.P. Sapinski teaches Environmental Studies at Université de Moncton, in the Sigenigteoag district of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded land of the Mi’kmaq First Nation. He is interested in how the structures of capitalism and corporate power mediate the social metabolism between human societies and the ecosphere, and how we can transform and decolonize this relationship to make it just and sustainable. He is a co-author of Organizing the 1%: How Corporate Power Works (Fernwood, 2018) and a co-editor of Has It Come to This? Promises and Perils of Geoengineering on the Brink (Rutgers 2020). He is a co-investigator with the Corporate Mapping Project.

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Geoengineering Fossil fuels Social movements

How to Connect



Darin Brooks, Angela V. Carter, Emily Eaton, Éric Pineault, & J. P. Sapinski. 2023. “Mapping fossil fuel lock-in in Eastern Canada,” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Nova Scotia office (June 2023). Download: English, French.

Kevin Surprise & J. P. Sapinski. 2022. Whose Climate Intervention? Solar Geoengineering, Fractions of Capital, and Hegemonic Strategy,” Capital & Class (August 2022).

J. P. Sapinski, Holly Jean Buck, & Andreas Malm. 2020. “Has It Come to This? The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering on the Brink,” New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (November 2020).

J. P. Sapinski. 2019. “Corporate Climate Policy-Planning in the Global Polity: A Network Analysis,” Critical Sociology (July 2019).

William K. Carroll & J. P. Sapinski. 2018. “Organizing the 1%: How Corporate Power Works,” Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing (September 2018).

J. P. Sapinski. 2016. “Constructing Climate Capitalism: Corporate Power and the Global Climate Policy‑planning Network,” Global Networks (January 2016).

J.P. Sapinski. 2015. “Climate Capitalism and the Global Corporate Elite Network,” Environmental Sociology (October 2015).