Arno Kopecky


Freelance Writer and Author,  The Walrus, The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Re-imagining growth for a finite planet  Judge

Arno Kopecky is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist and author interested in globalization, culture and the environment. He has reported from five continents, contributing along the way to The Walrus magazine, the The Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest, foreignpolicy.com, Tyee and other publications. Kopecky’s dispatches have ranged from Kenya’s brush with civil war in 2007 to Iceland’s erstwhile attempt to become the first oil-free country on earth. He is also the author of two books of narrative journalism which chronicle the impact of resource extraction on indigenous communities: "The Devil’s Curve" takes place in the Amazon basin and "The Oil Man and The Sea" transports readers to the Great Bear Rainforest on Canada’s northwest coast.