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Can Agricultural Growth Poles Solve Rural Poverty in Africa?
What are agricultural growth poles? Could they help solve rural poverty in Africa? Francine Picard explores...Read More
Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Nature magazine recently released a letter detailing how fossil fuel subsidies reform could deliver carbon emission reductions of between 1 and 4 per cent globally by 2030. This is what we think...Read More
Canada's Unsung Female Heroes of Life Sciences
International Day of Women and Girls in Science is February 11, 2018. To mark the occasion, let’s look back at some of Canada’s women life scientists.Read More
Cape Town’s Water Woes: An uncomfortable parable on climate change
Can the current water crisis that Cape Town is experiencing be seen as a parable for climate change? Aaron Cosbey thinks so and explains all.Read More
Six Key Factors in Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
Formalizing the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector would bring it into the formal sector through legal, regulatory and policy frameworks. We explore six of the key ways we can formalize ASM to bring about potential benefits to millions.Read More
How to Beat Pollution Before It Beats Us
Pollution—of our water, soil and air—is now the biggest killer on earth. Let’s make 2018 a year of action.Read More
Federal government announces next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada: Reaction
Jane McDonald, Managing Director at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, responds to the federal government announcing its next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada.Read More
2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-sensitive planning is a must
Responding to climate change has become more urgent than ever. This guest blog post from Climate Diplomacy explains what we have learned about responding to disasters this year.Read More
New Year’s Resolutions: Is a pollution-free planet possible to achieve?
Is UNEA’s high ambition of a pollution-free planet unrealistic? Christian Ledwell explores opportunities for countries to have a significant impact through regulatory action that focuses on three specific pollutants.Read More
What Are Algal Blooms and Why Do They Matter?
Algal blooms on lakes are unsightly and can be toxic. Want to know what they are and how we can help combat them? Learn more.Read More