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  • March 23
    Sticks and Toxic Carrots: Clearing the air in China and India

    Sticks and Toxic Carrots: Clearing the air in China and India

    Both countries can do more to ensure that policies on air pollution and clean energy are aligned.

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  • March 17
    How Can We Successfully Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals Into Our Current Policies?

    How Can We Successfully Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals Into Our Current Policies?

    How can we make sure that the Sustainable Development Goals are part of our governments' polices?

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  • March 16
    Could Canada stay on course if the U.S. pulls a U-turn on vehicle fuel efficiency?

    Could Canada stay on course if the U.S. pulls a U-turn on vehicle fuel efficiency?

    Amin Assadolahi takes a look at the implications of the Trump Administration reopening the mid-term review of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, which would have seen vehicle fleet efficiency rise more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025.

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  • March 8
    How Can the SDGs Contribute to Gender Equality?

    How Can the SDGs Contribute to Gender Equality?

    How are the Sustainable Development Goals looking to ensure gender equity. This International Women's Day, Livia Bizikova takes a look.

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  • February 23
    Citizen Science: Gathering rivers of information for the knowledge pool

    Citizen Science: Gathering rivers of information for the knowledge pool

    Karla Zubrycki describes some of the exciting "citizen science" work happening in the Lake Winnipeg Basin and explains why it can be so important for governments and the scientific community.

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  • February 21
    Taking the Leap to Realign Trade and Sustainable Development: Now is the time

    Taking the Leap to Realign Trade and Sustainable Development: Now is the time

    Senior Fellow Mark Halle explains why now, at this critical juncture, is the time to realign the trade sector and the concerns of the sustainable development agenda.

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  • February 17
     Facing the Climate Change Conundrum: A pessimist’s and an optimist’s perspective

    Facing the Climate Change Conundrum: A pessimist’s and an optimist’s perspective

    We asked a “pessimist” and an “optimist” to share their hypothetical views about climate change futures.

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  • February 16
    Carbon Without Borders: Can trade policy support ambitious climate action?

    Carbon Without Borders: Can trade policy support ambitious climate action?

    The multilateral trade and climate regimes both face unprecedented uncertainty and strain. How should countries advance the urgent need for climate action without resorting to protectionism?

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  • February 7
    Raisons pour lesquelles nous devrions nous inquiéter à propos de la richesse du Canada

    Raisons pour lesquelles nous devrions nous inquiéter à propos de la richesse du Canada

    In a French-language blog post, Scott Vaughan and Robert Smith explain why we need to reconsider how we measure wealth in Canada.

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  • January 27
    As U.S. and Canadian Climate Policies Diverge, How Do We Ensure Canada’s Competitiveness?

    As U.S. and Canadian Climate Policies Diverge, How Do We Ensure Canada’s Competitiveness?

    With relatively new administrations on both sides of the border, the United States and Canada have staked out opposing views on climate change. That has environmentalists and businesses worried. This has potentially damaging consequences for Canada’s trade competitiveness.

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