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Jagmeet Singh calls Liberals' climate record 'abject failure' in home stretch
As the Canadian federal election campaign nears its end, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is fighting off criticism from progressive environmentalists by trying to shift the focus back to Justin Trudeau's climate record.
America's Infrastructure Crisis Is Growing Increasingly Dire
Despite promises of improved infrastructure and better disaster preparedness, governments and energy giants are failing to provide backup energy provisions to areas hit hard by extreme weather conditions again and again.
Fossil fuel subsidies are one of Canada's biggest climate conundrums: where do the parties stand?
In 2009, when Canada and other G20 nations first pledged to tackle fossil fuel subsidies, a collective promise was made to do away with 'inefficient' subsidies. But the term inefficient has never been defined, giving governments and political parties during this election a significant amount of wiggle room.
Are you hearing what you've wanted to about climate in the election campaign?
Aaron Cosbey of the International Institute for Sustainable Development helps decipher the climate claims and rhetoric from the Canadian federal election campaign on Radio Noon Quebec with Shawn Apel.
Coalition for a Better Future tops 100 members as momentum builds for a bold new economic and social vision for Canada
Momentum to develop a long-term economic and social vision for Canada continues to build with almost three dozen new, diverse organizations joining the Coalition for a Better Future.
A paradigm shift
Solarization of India's irrigation system — driven by PM-KUSUM — coincides with the growing demand for electricity consumption in the agricultural sector.
Jacqueville : des journalistes formés sur les questions "genre et climat" (in French)
L'atelier de renforcement des capacités des journalistes pour une meilleure prise en compte des questions "genre et climat", initié par le Réseau des femmes Journalistes et des Professionnelles de la Communication (ReFJPCI), avec l’appui du PNUD à travers le projet NDC Support Programme et l’Institut International pour le Développement Durable (IISD) du Réseau Mondial de PNA, s'est tenu du mercredi 08 au vendredi 10 septembre 2021 dans la cité balnéaire.
Promise tracker: What the parties are pitching on the campaign trail
A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens and People's party since the official start of the Canadian federal election campaign on Aug. 15.
'It’s no longer a hypothetical': Communities across Canada demand climate action
This summer redefined the way Bradley Cox thinks about climate change. Although he remembers the 2019-20 Australian wildfire season as pivotal, seeing the wildfires in British Columbia destroy the community of Lytton after a deadly heat dome blanketed the province was a huge wake-up call.
To Meet Paris Accord Goal, Most of the World’s Fossil Fuel Reserves Must Stay in the Ground
After a summer of weather extremes that highlighted the urgency of limiting global warming in starkly human terms, new research is clarifying what it will take to do so.
AfDB to integrate natural capital into African finance
This week, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and other partners will launch a new initiative on integrating natural capital into development finance in Africa.
AfDB to launch new initiative on integrating natural capital into finance in Africa
On 9 September, the African Development Bank Group, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), and other partners will launch a new initiative on integrating natural capital into development finance in Africa.
Liberal government would commit millions to help 'stressed' Lake Winnipeg
Liberal members of Parliament up for re-election in their Winnipeg ridings say a Liberal government will commit substantial funding increases to protect Manitoba's freshwater resources, including the Lake Winnipeg basin.
The pandemic as premonition
The loss to the Indian economy due to the pandemic shutdown, and the loss of jobs, shows that the current model of growth is unsustainable, even loss-making, for India.
Federal Liberals pledge $1 billion for freshwater protection
Federal Liberal candidates in Winnipeg on Thursday announced a hefty investment promise in freshwater protection.
What’s in the Liberals' $78B platform? Plenty of green
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveiled his party's platform Wednesday, with more than $78 billion in new spending over the next five years largely focused on health care, child care, and economic recovery.
Solving the oracle problem
Blockchain technology has emerged as one of the most prominent tools for securely recording information of the 21st century.
Why climate is your top concern this election
Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development explains and evaluates the major Canadian party platforms on climate change.
'A crisis of unparalleled magnitude': How environmental concerns did — and didn't — shape the 1988 election
Acid rain. PCBs. Cleaning up the Great Lakes. In '88, the major parties in Canada were talking about protecting the environment. But critics said they'd never walk the walk.