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  • July 3
    The USMCA Is Now in Force: How will it impact North American trade policy?

    The USMCA Is Now in Force: How will it impact North American trade policy?

    The new accord governs a multi-trillion dollar market and is expected to face heavy scrutiny within the three countries, especially during a U.S. election year.

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  • June 23
    What Trump's Latest EPA Rollbacks Can Teach Us About the Importance of Co-Benefits

    What Trump's Latest EPA Rollbacks Can Teach Us About the Importance of Co-Benefits

    A recent ruling on how the EPA regulates mercury could have wide-ranging impacts on U.S. citizens and the environment.

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  • June 19
    Environmentalists Should Pay Close Attention to the Racial Justice Movement

    Environmentalists Should Pay Close Attention to the Racial Justice Movement

    There are parallels and overlaps between climate justice and racial justice, as well as many lessons the climate movement can learn from this global moment of reckoning.

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  • June 11
    The U.K.’s Global Tariff: A new broom sweeps green?

    The U.K.’s Global Tariff: A new broom sweeps green?

    In liberalizing the trade of dozens of environmental goods, the U.K. signals its commitment to tackling climate change. But is this enough?

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  • June 9
    The Environmental Consequences of COVID-19 in Fragile States

    The Environmental Consequences of COVID-19 in Fragile States

    The COVID-19 pandemic could have severe impacts on the environment in fragile states, compounding the challenges faced by their governments and their populations. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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  • June 8
    We May Be in Uncharted Waters, But We Aren’t Lost at Sea

    We May Be in Uncharted Waters, But We Aren’t Lost at Sea

    When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, governments around the world began structuring stimulus plans. We can learn a lot by looking back at how effective these turned out to be.

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  • June 4
    COVID-19 Has Changed Our Freshwater Use. We Need To Be Careful

    COVID-19 Has Changed Our Freshwater Use. We Need To Be Careful

    In an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen, Matt McCandless argues we often take fresh water for granted, but we must protect it as usage patterns change. 

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  • June 2
    In Ensuring a Resilient Recovery, Will Canada Lead, Follow, or Be Left Behind?

    In Ensuring a Resilient Recovery, Will Canada Lead, Follow, or Be Left Behind?

    Canada must do more to fund a resilient recovery. IISD’s research into stimulus packages in Europe and Asia shows four areas of opportunity.

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  • May 27
    Financing COVID-19 Stimulus: Will high levels of public debt come back to haunt us?

    Financing COVID-19 Stimulus: Will high levels of public debt come back to haunt us?

    The majority of COVID-related stimulus financing comes from government borrowing. Can this debt be paid back? Is it even meant to be?

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  • May 25
    As COVID-19 Continues, Governments Must Shield Emergency Measures From Investor-State Arbitration

    As COVID-19 Continues, Governments Must Shield Emergency Measures From Investor-State Arbitration

    Governments need to be able to issue COVID-19 support packages without worrying about the possibility of facing a wave of arbitration.

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