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African Researchers hopeful to come to ELA in 2022
Residents of Northwestern Ontario may see some unfamiliar faces around the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), come next year.
As banks flee coal, campaigners turn sights on gas
Environmental campaign groups are switching their aim to public and private financing for natural gas projects as they get closer to winning the battle over thermal coal.
The G7 Want to Save the World from Climate Change. But Are They Willing to Pay for It?
Climate change has finally cemented its place at the top of the agenda for international diplomacy in recent months.
Experimental Lakes Area to partner with African researchers in 2022
A new program in northwestern Ontario could bring up to a dozen young, female scientists, who usually conduct their research on the other side of the globe, to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).
New Statesman emissions tracker: the G7’s decarbonisation deficit
As world leaders head to Cornwall this week for the first G7 meeting in two years, Prime Minister Boris Johnson aims to use the summit to “unite leading democracies to... create a greener, more prosperous future”.
Covid-free Auckland, New Zealand, crowned world’s most livable city
Auckland has been named the world’s most livable city off the strength of New Zealand’s pandemic response.
Clean energy investment needed to avert emissions surge in developing world, says IEA
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment in clean energy in emerging and developing economies needs to rise by more than seven times, topping $1 trillion per year by 2030.
The dirt under the hood of clean electric vehicles
The global environmental movement has finally been heard on Wall Street, but is science keeping pace?
First Thing: economic toll of climate crisis ‘will be like two pandemics a year’
Stat of the day: low and middle-income nations received nearly $16bn a year from wealthy nations between 2017 and 2019 to fund projects related to gas.
New study finds richest countries are breaking their climate pledges
Wealthy nations supplied nearly $16 billion in funding each year for low- and middle-income countries' projects related to gas, a fossil fuel that worsens global heating, between 2017 and 2019, a new report shows.
Net Zero: Rich nations investing in gas despite climate promises
A new study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reveals that rich nations have strayed from their climate commitments “by funding a new dash for gas in the global south.”
Trudeau promised a transition strategy for oil-and-gas workers, now it’s rarely mentioned
Nearly two years ago, Justin Trudeau made a promise that in retrospect looks both prescient and half-baked.
G7 Governments: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
(London) – G7 member countries should take immediate and concrete action to end fossil fuel subsidies, Human Rights Watch said in a question-and-answer document released today.
Canada has to become much more active in building a battery ecosystem
TORONTO—In the transition to a net-zero world, a key role will be played by electric vehicles powered by batteries. This is one of the most achievable ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make progress on our climate goals.
'The goal posts are moving': After Big Oil's terrible week, Canadian oil companies brace for investor pressure
Investors are developing an activist streak on matters of emissions reduction. The trend has been growing in Europe for years and has led to some pitched battles in the United States.
Net Zero: Michigan puts its sovereignty before Line 5
New analysis from the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Overseas Development Institute found that G7 nations have collectively spent more on fossil fuels than clean energy since the start of the pandemic.
Clearing up the confusion on fossil fuel subsidies
There has been a lot of talk lately about fossil fuel subsidies in Canada — and a lot of confusion.
The Treasury missed a green trick when it handed out Covid cash
Commitments to a greener and healthier environment would have been a reasonable price to ask.
G7 nations committing billions more to fossil fuel than green energy
The nations that make up the G7 have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than they have into clean energy since the Covid-19 pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery.