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Freeland may have changed her thinking toward fiscal restraint, but will Trudeau follow?
A group of policy, finance and green thinkers, the Taskforce for Resilient Recovery, released its final report, which recommended the government spend $55.4 billion over five years on clean initiatives.
ELA joins African experts to fight algae blooms
Ted Lawrence at the Experimental Lakes is working with researchers in Africa, as they look for ways to preserve and improve water quality.
Experimental Lakes Area scientists created a new stream
Scientists at the Experimental Lakes Area east of Kenora have assessed the results of an experiment that revealed the ecological impacts of diverting water in a forest.
Canadian, African researchers partner on lake protection
Research conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area is soon set to be deployed intercontinentally, as IISD partners with a foundation seeking to preserve the health of the African Great Lakes.
These 3 things top the priorities list for Canada’s infrastructure minister during the COVID-19 recovery
The government needs to show Canadians they will get the “triple benefits” of climate action, job creation and inclusiveness for public money spent on the COVID-19 recovery.
Why Is the United Nations Climate Week Important Now?
What you need to know about the September 2020 Climate Week meetings and what it means for economic recovery post-COVID.
Food — from farm to fork and beyond — may be key to Paris emission goals, UN says
Food systems are among the largest anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases. They don’t need to be.
What the COVID-19 pandemic can teach us about the fight against climate change
As we live through this historical moment, we can’t help but wonder if we are learning anything about that other worldwide crisis, the climate emergency.
What’s an intact forest worth? The tricky task of quantifying Canada’s nature-based climate solutions
Since 2012, B.C.’s coastal rainforest has been generating credits that are bought by the B.C. government, companies and individuals wanting to offset their carbon emissions.
OPINION: Can India afford a green stimulus during the pandemic?
A deeper look at fossil fuel subsidies and renewable energy solutions suggests that green stimulus could be India’s most economically viable path to recovery.
20 Questions with Corner Brook international student Abdul-Latif Alhassan
Alhassan is part of a team called AbbaTek. Its members are from all across the country and — unstopped by COVID-19 — meet virtually to develop a solution for reducing uncertainty in microplastics research.
Stop using taxpayers' money to fund pollution
In May, The WHO released its “Manifesto for a healthy and green COVID-19 recovery.” It is in many ways an astonishing document, because it speaks briefly and plainly to the many global problems we face.
Saving Lake Winnipeg with tech innovation
Bentley Turner and Megan Smith are finalists in the 2020 Lake Winnipeg AquaHacking Challenge hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Canada's Pandemic Response Sends $16 Billion to Fossils, Just $300 Million to Clean Energy
Canada’s pandemic response to date has sent just C$300 million to clean energy, compared to more than $16 billion to fossil fuels, according to new data released this week by Energy Policy Tracker
True recovery means looking to the future, not the past
The global call for a just, green recovery from COVID-19 will require planning for the short and long term. One immediate need is to stop subsidizing the polluting, climate-altering fossil fuel industry.
U.S. Fossil Fuel Sector Has Come Out Far Ahead of Renewables in Pandemic Relief
At least $71.6 billion in federal funds has been allocated to the U.S. fossil fuel industry since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, while $349.5 million has been devoted to renewable energy.
Nature-Friendly Economy Would Deliver $10 Trillion in Opportunities, 395 Million Jobs
A “fundamental transformation” in the direction of a nature-friendly global economy could produce US$10 trillion in annual business opportunities and a mind-boggling 395 million jobs.
Canada supporting fossil fuels at 10 times the G20 average during pandemic
If we’re going to have economic stimulus, it ought to be green. That sentiment has achieved surprising levels of agreement around the world.
We, the people, should demand green strings attached
Prospects for nearly half of the world’s projects to build infrastructure for exporting LNG have faltered amid rising concerns about climate change, public protests and delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.