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Eskom can be a key player in SA’s transition to renewable energy, a new report finds
A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) suggests that Eskom can be a leader in South Africa’s transition to renewable energy.
Are Indian companies on track to achieve SDG 8?
Responsible business conduct and ensuring respect for human rights will not only help to deliver the SDGs, but can also bring benefits for companies.
Experimental Lakes Area near Kenora gets $180K in federal funds for planned climate centre
FedNor funding will be used to help get the Centre for Climate and Lake Learning in Ontario shovel ready.
Debate: subsidies versus carbon pricing in European renewables
Renewable power subsidies and carbon pricing schemes are among the most popular projects to encourage clean energy investment, but which is more effective?
Activists in renewed battle with Eskom over new nuclear plant
JOHANNESBURG - CIVIL organisations renewed their long-running battle with Eskom after the state-owned parastatal filed response to the Nuclear-1 Environmental Authorisation (EA) appeal, which could pave way for a nuclear build in Koeberg.
Building greener: Canada’s green recovery path
There is hope for a green future, but drastic changes need to be made by the government and large corporations.
How wave power could create a virtuous circle by coming ashore to help EU hydrogen plans
Sustainability legislation heading for the European parliament poses a problem for hydrogen manufacturers.
Caribbean civil society, gov’ts commit to improving climate finance delivery
Caribbean civil society can play a key role in delivering climate finance and building local resilience, and there needs to be greater investment to support this role alongside governments and the private sector.
Biden's proposed $2-trillion stimulus will spill over into Canada — but it could also hurt our competitiveness
With US$2 trillion in proposed spending over eight years, the plan lays out a roadmap to address climate change through emission reduction and investment in aging infrastructure, and it has delighted many in Canada.
Canada outpaced on EV investments, clean energy ahead of 2021 budget
Canada is being outpaced on the international stage when it comes to green investments in electric vehicles and clean energy, environmental groups say.
Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Upheld by Top Court, Cementing Green Agenda
Canada’s efforts to combat climate change scored a major victory after the country’s top court ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is constitutional.
Water policy plan flows to province
Earlier this week, a report by an expert advisory council on a provincial water management strategy was received by the ministers of conservation and agriculture.
What can we do about increased plastic use during the pandemic?
Environment Canada estimates we use 15 billion disposable plastic bags per year, just in Canada. These, and other plastics, break down in our lakes and make their way into fish we eat and the water we drink.
India’s stimulus for renewables is a ‘mixed bag’ for energy transition
A new report shows the government’s stimulus is a 'mixed bag' for the country’s energy transition.
We don't want more empty promises on climate
Here in Canada, our government has failed to reach every climate target it has set thus far and continues to invest heavily in the fossil fuel industry in spite of wide spread calls from economists and environmentalists alike to stop.
‘Guerrilla ecologist’ David Schindler was a powerful defender of lakes and streams
Considered one of Canada’s great ecological scientists and advocates, David Schindler studied some of the most serious environmental blights of his time, including acid rain and dead lakes.
A Case for Adaptation: Preparing for Climate Disasters in Manitoba
Recent catastrophic events across the Prairies have given scientists reasons to believe more frequent, extreme events like floods, forest fires, and storms are the most immediate climate risk threatening these areas.
US and Canada plot road to carbon border adjustments
The imposition of carbon tariffs is legitimate for tackling environmental concerns but risks initiating a slippery slope towards global trade protectionism, experts warn.
The lowdown on impact investing and how it holds companies to account
Once upon a time, the dual concepts of “doing good” and “making money” were generally seen as mutually exclusive. In 2021, this is no longer the case at all.
Fishers caught in COVID-19 net, sink into poverty
Lockdown restrictions following the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted fishing operations, processing, markets and supply chains, leaving those in low-income groups vulnerable to malnutrition and poverty, say the authors of a new study.