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Adaptation Urgent as Climate Change Impacts Proliferate
In the 1990s and into the early 2000s, there was debate about whether there was a need to talk about climate change adaptation.Read More
Farmland Investments Are Finding their Way to International Arbitration
A claim registered by a Swedish investor against the Tanzanian government for revoking a land title amid concerns over the impact on local communities and a wildlife sanctuary is the first known investor-state dispute against a government linked to the so-called “land grab” phenomenon, which arose out of the 2008 food crisis.Read More
Together, Canada, China and the EU Can Fill Trump's Climate Leadership Void
A critical summit offers the chance for 34 major world economies to raise their collective climate efforts—without the aid of the U.S.Read More
Pan African Parliament President: "I believe in One Africa, One Voice. I believe in the integration of the continent."
"I believe in One Africa, One Voice. I believe in the integration of the continent.": His Excellency the Honorable Nkodo Roger Dang, President of the Pan African Parliament, shared his thoughts on regional integration ahead of the parliament’s upcoming Continental Conference.Read More
Président du Parlement panafricain: « Je crois en une Afrique, une voix. Je crois en l'intégration du continent. »
« Je crois que l’Afrique possède les forces vives et la volonté de relever les défis qui jalonnent son parcours. Je crois en une Afrique, une voix; je crois en l’intégration du continent. »: Son Excellence l’honorable Nkodo Roger Dang, Président du Parlement panafricain, partage ses pensées sur l’intégration régionale.Read More
Wetlands: Protecting us from floods and saving us money
Can wetlands protect us from floods, while also bringing us financial benefits? Hisham Osman thinks so...Read More
Behind the Scenes of the G20: a Substantive Process Leads to a Significant Statement
After months of working behind the scenes to help develop recommendations for G20 leaders, I can tell you that it is a substantive process that led to a significant statement.Read More
Can Trade Help Deliver the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned from the G20
This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, saw long and heated discussion on the urgency of delivering the Paris Agreement.Read More
Telling Climate Change Stories: Five lessons from Saint Lucian journalists
Journalists play an important role as watchdogs for many social problems. But with a problem as large and complex as climate change, how can journalists tell stories that spur action and help audiences prepare for its impacts?Read More
Can Resource Management Boards Help Co-Manage Watersheds in Northern Manitoba More Effectively?
When it comes to watershed ecosystems in northern Manitoba, we see a need for coordinated strategic large-area planning to ensure that the benefits derived from these ecosystems are maintained.Read More