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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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  • January 26
    Durwood Zaelke Talks HFCs, Kigali and Multilateralism

    Durwood Zaelke Talks HFCs, Kigali and Multilateralism

    The Montreal Protocol was recently amended to set up a pathway to phase out HFCs after talks in Kigali, Rwanda. We spoke with Durwood Zaelke, who was present at the talks and highly instrumental in the process, to give us an inside look into the Kigali talks, explain why phasing out HFCs is so important and indicate where we go from here.

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  • January 13
    Freshwater Stewardship in Canada

    Freshwater Stewardship in Canada

    Scott Vaughan explains how IISD is bridging the gap between freshwater science and policy, and how it plans to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary.

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  • December 22
    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Government leadership

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Government leadership

    Melissa Harris takes a look at the recent Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, focusing on government leadership.

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  • December 20
    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: International Leadership

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: International Leadership

    In one in a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun explains what the Framework will mean for Canada's international leadership on climate change.

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  • December 19
    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Industry

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Industry

    In the third of a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Amin Asadollahi explores what the framework will mean for industry.

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