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G20 countries still backing fossil fuels through COVID-19 response
The G20 major economies are “moving in the wrong direction” in response to the pandemic by using stimulus spending to support industries and companies that rely heavily on planet-warming fossil fuels.
Why Renewable Energy Must Play a Greater Role in COVID-19 Economic Recovery
Data shows that, out of the USD 11.8 trillion from 17 global fiscal stimulus packages, 30% will flow into sectors that have negative impacts on the environment.
Can the stain of forced and child labour be removed from cotton?
Ensuring that cotton clothing comes from ethical producers is more difficult than it seems.
Fight hunger and malnutrition by rebuilding trust in trade and markets
Global progress tackling malnutrition is going backwards, with poverty and economic downturns jeopardizing prospects for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
Lake Winnipeg ‘aquahacking’ contest to announce winning proposal Tuesday
A nine-month-long competition tasking young people on the prairies with solving environmental problems facing Lake Winnipeg is about to declare a winner.
Silver particles in consumer goods found to harm fish in Ontario lake study
Microscopic silver particles that are added as an antimicrobial agent to athletic clothing, condoms and yoga mats, among other products, have been shown to harm fish and freshwater.
How Jharkhand's rich households corner power subsidies worth Rs 300 cr
Jharkhand's electricity consumers received a total subsidy worth Rs 1,250 crore ($170 million) during April 2018-March 2019 (or financial year 2018-19).
'Eat less meat to help the climate' doesn't apply to everyone – here's why
More plants, less meat — it's a simple way to sustainably feed the planet's exploding population. But for the millions who depend on livestock to make ends meet, it's not so simple.
Understanding and advancing climate adaptation in Latin America
Adaptation— which aims to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on people and systems and identify opportunities under these new and changing circumstances—lacks a simple mandate that the field of mitigation has had for decades.
Why carbon tariffs could be coming to Canada soon
So-called “carbon border adjustments” involve tariffs imposed by countries with carbon pricing on imports from jurisdictions without equivalent policies.
Tenth of pandemic stimulus spend could help world reach climate goals
The world could get on track to avert catastrophic climate change by investing a tenth of a planned $12 trillion in pandemic recovery packages in reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
BC NDP pledges to review oil and gas royalties
Buried deep in the platform the BC NDP released last week is a single line that could have long-term implications for government revenue and the natural gas and LNG industry.
Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds
Research suggests that by targeting enhanced aid money more effectively and with greater innovation, a solution is possible.
When vision meets COVID-19
Winnipeg’s long-term goals, set out in planning documents, should serve as pillars for the city’s pandemic recovery strategy.
South Africa’s Sasol support incompatible with carbon cuts
South Africa’s subsidy support for Sasol is inefficient and fails to achieve what it sets out to do, namely protect consumers from price shocks, according to IISD.
Quick fix for hunger and climate goals? More spending on small farmers
Global goals to tackle climate change and end hunger by 2030 are within reach if donors and developing nations help small farmers.
An AI Analysis of 500,000 Studies Shows How We Can End World Hunger
The scientists turned to machine learning to comb 500,000 studies and white papers chronicling the world’s food system.
Pertamina defers phasing out Premium brand despite clean fuel goal
State-owned oil giant Pertamina expects to continue to sell its least environmentally friendly gasoline brand, Premium, until at least 2024, despite its initial target of completely phasing out the brand two years ago.
India mulls closing dirtiest coal plants: Why the nation's coal fleet is in dire need of transformation
According to latest reports, India's power ministry is considering a proposal that may see the closure of some of the nation's dirtiest coal plants as policymakers seek to address the climate crisis.