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  • November 21
    Developing Future Leaders: Meet Kali Taylor, a Global Shaper

    Developing Future Leaders: Meet Kali Taylor, a Global Shaper

    We check in with Kali Taylor, who has just been named a "Global Shaper," to learn more about the Global Shapers program and what she hopes it will bring for her, both personally and professionally.

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  • October 30
    Manitoba's Carbon Pricing Plan: What it gets right, and where we go from here

    Manitoba's Carbon Pricing Plan: What it gets right, and where we go from here

    The Government of Manitoba has just announced A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Jane McDonald breaks down the plan piece by piece to look at the pledges made and explore where the province needs to go from here. 

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  • October 27
    Zambian Villagers Win the Right to Sue a Mining Company in the United Kingdom

    Zambian Villagers Win the Right to Sue a Mining Company in the United Kingdom

    In an interesting development, the United Kingdom Court of Appeal recently upheld the decision of a lower court that British courts have jurisdiction to hear a case in which a United Kingdom-based mining company’s activities caused harm abroad (in Zambia). We explore.

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  • October 16
    Four Lessons on Communicating ASM from IIED’s Stories of Change Initiative

    Four Lessons on Communicating ASM from IIED’s Stories of Change Initiative

    In this guest column, IIED's Gabriela Flores presents four of the best lessons she has learned in communicating the complex topic of artisanal and small-scale mining.

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  • October 12
    Disaggregated Data is Essential to Leave No One Behind

    Disaggregated Data is Essential to Leave No One Behind

    If we are to truly achieve the SDGs—and be sure to"leave no one behind"—we need the kind of complete picture that only disaggregated data can provide.

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  • October 11
    Why Innovation Is Critical to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    Why Innovation Is Critical to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    The SDGs are interconnected and complex. We are working to tackle that problem head-on while developing innovative approaches to achieving them.

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  • October 10
    Canada Must Do More to Adapt to Climate Change, Environment Commissioner Says

    Canada Must Do More to Adapt to Climate Change, Environment Commissioner Says

    Canada’s Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, just called on the federal government to do more to prepare Canadians for the impacts of climate change. We explore how that needs to happen.

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  • October 6
    How Scientific Knowledge Can and Should Guide Policy-Making

    How Scientific Knowledge Can and Should Guide Policy-Making

    Now that it is welcoming its first federal chief science advisor, Pauline Gerrard explains how Canada can best support and nurture its scientific community.

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  • September 29
    Digging Out of Conflict: Can Artisanal Mining Support Peacebuilding?

    Digging Out of Conflict: Can Artisanal Mining Support Peacebuilding?

    We sit down with Alec Crawford to talk about the relationship between conflict and the artisanal mining sector, and to see if there are opportunities for it to operate alongside peacebuilding efforts.

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  • September 29
    Hunger Is On the Rise: Here are three ways to stop it

    Hunger Is On the Rise: Here are three ways to stop it

    Hunger levels are rising. Carin Smaller explores how technology could help tackle climate change and end hunger.

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