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  • February 07
    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. Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 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. Read More