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Canada won't stop Crown corporations from investing in fossil fuels any time soon. Here's why
The federal government has no plans to immediately stop Crown corporations from financing fossil fuel companies, but it's not ruling out pushing them to reduce those supports more quickly, says Canada's environment minister.
Why it matters to the world if China delivers on its carbon targets
It has been well documented, most recently in last week's International Energy Agency report, that the world's governments have failed keeping up with their own climate change promises.
Latest California oil spill paints grim picture for future generations
The fossil fuel industry’s grip on politicians blocked meaningful policies that could have protected our climate future and prevented these oil disasters.
Emissions tracker: How countries compare ahead of COP26
Time is running out. Nearly every government in the world has signed up to the 2015 Paris Agreement aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change and keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet the world is already experiencing 1.2°C of warming on average, with Arctic nations such as Russia and Canada warming at two to three times the rate of other countries around the world.
What future for oil nations in a zero-carbon world?
An oil and gas discovery used to be a dream for developing countries, bringing immense foreign investment and the chance of a miraculous route out of poverty. After 13.1 million tonnes of gas were discovered off the coast of Mozambique in 2010, French energy giant Total announced an investment in the country worth $20bn – nearly twice the size of the country’s economy.
What's at stake for India and South Asia at COP26?
South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population, and to some of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
UK seeks alliance to end public finance for coal, oil and gas projects overseas
The UK government is working to launch a coalition of countries and financial institutions committed to end public funding for fossil fuels abroad at UN climate talks in Glasgow this November.
Energy lawsuits pact seen threatening Paris climate deal
Fear of multi-billion-euro lawsuits from fossil fuel investors is putting the Paris agreement on climate change at risk, one of the deal's architects has warned.
B.C. subsidizes energy drilling on caribou habitat it promised to protect, study says
British Columbia is subsidizing oil and gas well drilling on the same land it has promised to protect for caribou, new research has found.
In a first, 4 West African countries commit to cooperate on Senegalo-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin
The Senegalo-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin is the largest in West Africa; Four countries have now agreed to cooperate on sharing it peaceably, setting a template for the world.
Romania plans coal power exit by 2032
The Romanian government has confirmed it will shut down all of its coal power plants by 2032, with the lion’s share to go by 2025, as campaigners warn that investors in dozens of Europe’s coal plants enjoy protection under the controversial Energy Charter Treaty.
Preparing for extreme weather
How should Canada prepare for the extreme weather events, floods and wildfires related to climate change? On September 23 The Globe and Mail convened a group of climate change experts and adaptation proponents to discuss how cities, communities and industries can become safer and more resilient.
Experts Warn of Coming Wave of Investor-State Arbitrations in Response to COVID-19 Measures
Arbitration experts predict a wave of investor-state arbitration disputes could be coming in response to the strict lockdown measures taken by most countries, and urge pre-emptive engagement by arbitration experts to build a common approach toward mediating disputes.
La famine sera-t-elle vraiment éradiquée dans dix ans? (in French)
La communauté internationale vise 2030 pour venir à bout de ce fléau mondial, relancé par la pandémie. Les dons affluent, mais le projet paraît bien ambitieux.
Ottawa mise désormais sur une économie durable (in French)
L'extraction pétrolière et minière a fait sa richesse. Mais le Canada se veut aujourd'hui un acteur écologique de pointe.
World leaders urged to turn off the tap on fossil fuel subsidies
Hot on the heels of major climate announcements at the United Nations this week, more than 200 civil society organizations from dozens of countries are calling for an end to public financing of fossil fuels.
Companies Pledge Millions to End World Hunger by 2030
Forty-two companies have pledged a promising US$345 million to contribute to ending global hunger as part of a new initiative led by key international organizations.
Geneva SDG and finance communities try to breathe life into social responsibility
Leaders in Geneva's SDG and finance communities are trying to put society back into sustainable finance. Wednesday's "warm-up" to the industry-wide Building Bridges Week two months from now will try to move discussions along so that the focus can be on concrete action come November.
Foreign policy will hurt Canada's oil and gas sector more than anything: Economist
The Liberals take a minority government and with that comes stricter cuts to the oil and gas industry to meet a net-zero goal by 2050. Aaron Cosbey, economist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the future of climate policy in Canada.