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  • March 2
    Four Ways Cities are Localizing the SDGs

    Four Ways Cities are Localizing the SDGs

    Four cities in North America are working to track how well their citizens are doing against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more.

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  • February 26
    Making Biomass Big Business in Manitoba

    Making Biomass Big Business in Manitoba

    Biomass has the potential to be a major player in the renewable energy sector in Manitoba. Now we need to create a sustainable industry for it. Here's how we can make that happen.

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  • February 20
    Can Agricultural Growth Poles Solve Rural Poverty in Africa?

    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...

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  • February 16
    Better Datasets Urgently Needed To Understand Full Scale of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    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...

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  • February 10
    Canada's Unsung Female Heroes of Life Sciences

    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. 

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  • February 8
    Cape Town’s Water Woes: An uncomfortable parable on climate change

    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.

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  • January 22
    Six Key Factors in Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    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.

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  • January 4
    How to Beat Pollution Before It Beats Us

    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.

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  • December 21
    Federal government announces next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada: Reaction

    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.

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  • December 21
    2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-sensitive planning is a must

    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.

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