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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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  • December 15
    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Electricity

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Electricity

    In the second of a series of blog posts on the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Phil Gass explores what the framework will mean for the electricity sector.

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  • December 14
    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Forestry, agriculture and waste

    Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Forestry, agriculture and waste

    In the first 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 forestry, agriculture and waste.

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  • December 12
    Reconciling Differences and Coming Together to Act on Climate

    Reconciling Differences and Coming Together to Act on Climate

    Amin Asadollahi answers some questions on carbon pricing in Canada that were raised during last week's First Ministers' Meeting.

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  • December 5
    Eight Ways the Private Sector Can Apply the Sustainable Development Goals

    Eight Ways the Private Sector Can Apply the Sustainable Development Goals

    Cory Searcy looks at how companies can start implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in their business.

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  • November 25
    China's Low-Carbon Revolution

    China's Low-Carbon Revolution

    Since the US election, many are speculating about the ascendancy of Beijing as a global leader both on trade and climate policy. In reality, however, China had been moving forward on a comprehensive climate mitigation and adaptation pathway well before the US election.

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