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'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.
Following week of trade discussions, 4 takeaways for LDCs
As 2020 continues its turmoil, the global trade community is continuing to try and adapt, along with everyone else. With the cancellation of the WTO's annual Public Forum, Geneva Trade Week came to fill in the gap.
Canada Water Agency: Government hopes to consolidate water data and management
Fresh water is critical to the country’s economy and health. And yet, experts say the country is suffering a drought when it comes to accessing data on water quality and quantity.
Saudi-led G20 energy statement backs fossil fuel bailouts
Neglecting to mention climate change or commitments to end fossil fuel subsidies, G20 energy ministers focused on stabilising the oil market.
Social protection to combat hunger
COVID-19 and the measures governments have put in place to prevent its aggravation have triggered an economic recession that will increase poverty rates and hunger.
Throne Speech’s climate promises draws mixed reviews, with NDP saying it’s a rehash of old pledges
The Liberal government’s anticipated “ambitious green agenda” in its Throne Speech is garnering mixed reviews among environmental and political experts.
Liberals are betting electric vehicles can recharge the economy. But a vision is not a plan
Canada is jumping into the electric vehicle market with both feet, and that sure seems like it will be a great thing for labour, investment and the environment.
Young Canadians eye basic income, climate action in throne speech
Young people are eager for universal basic income and an ambitious green recovery when the Liberal government unveils its reworked COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan.