Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
Not a Case of Either/Or: How government and mines in Zambia can save money through energy efficiency
For years, Zambia’s large hydroelectric dams were able to meet the power needs of its mines, but facing rising electricity demands the country opted to increase generation using coal, diesel and heavy fuel oil.Read More
What Do Bears and Smartphones Have in Common?
The challenge that electronics hibernation poses to the circular economy.Read More
Forget GDP – for the 21st Century We Need a Modern Growth Measure
Our radar to track progress is far from satisfactory.Read More
Making Winnipeg a Smart City With New Technologies
We asked four members of our Winnipeg team how they would tackle some of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues: This is what they came up with.Read More
Biodiversity Conservation: Are we content to fight a rear-guard action?
We have to devote ourselves to working out how nature might be placed at the heart of development to enhance social justice and biodiversity conservation.Read More
Five Ways Blockchain Technology Can be Used for Resilience
Disruptive technology has vast applications toward increasing the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems. Here are five encouraging examples.Read More
WTO Survival Uncertain as Ministers Meet in Canada
The WTO faces its most critical test—a reaction to the October 2018 Joint Communiqué as international trade evolves faster than the WTO can move.Read More
Sustainable Finance Key to Low-Carbon Economic Transition
Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance released its interim report yesterday with a clear message that harnessing the country’s financial assets is essential for a successful low-carbon transition.Read More
Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: How does it contribute to sustainable development?
The strengths and growth potential of Burkina Faso's new Agricultural Investment Code.Read More
What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada
We comb the IPCC special report to show how Canada already is, and increasingly will be, affected by global warming and climate change.Read More