Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada
Protecting the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities
Despite efforts, marine and coastal pollution from land-based sources not only continues unabated, but it has greatly increased in recent years.
Confronting the Plastic Pollution Pandemic
Countries should carefully weigh the advantages and drawbacks of a proposed new global treaty on plastic pollution.
Global Climate Change Governance: The search for effectiveness and universality
Countries' collective emission reduction pledges to fight climate change remain far from sufficient. What efforts and disputes led us to this crisis?
Harnessing the Power of Finance and Technology to Deliver Sustainable Development
The world has enough money to fund sustainable development, yet there is a financing gap and a persistent digital divide to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Governance of Sustainable Energy: Access and Sustainable Transitions
The sustainable energy transition is not guided by a central, hierarchical organization—an approach with many positive features worth copying.
The Precautionary Principle
The precautionary principle guides decision-makers to take action to protect the environment, safety, and public health when there is scientific uncertainty.
The Evolving War on Illegal Wildlife Trade
Wildlife trafficking is causing unprecedented declines in some species and can potentially spread zoonoses, such as the one that causes COVID-19.