An innovative G20 interpretation of the rules of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may be required to finance global environmental public goods, according to a new commentary by Barry Carin, a senior fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
The Russian presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) has green growth, financing for investment and development for all among its priorities. The question at issue is whether the G20 can advance these three priorities by tackling the complex issue of financing environmental global “public goods,” in particular climate change.
Climate change is a critical issue facing the world, and nowhere is it more deeply felt than throughout Africa — a continent contributing a small carbon footprint, but dealing with the consequences of others’ actions. African climate scientists offer a unique perspective on what is described as an “out of Africa” problem begging for “made in Africa” solutions.
This project analyzes the effect of the Equator Principles (EP) for project finance on both the sustainability impact of projects and on the risk assessment procedures of financial institutions that have adopted the principles (EPFI). Based on the results, researchers will develop policy recommendations for improving the outcome of the EPs.
Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI chair of global systems and Canadian author of The Ingenuity Gap and The Upside of Down, wrote an editorial in this past Sunday's New York Times, entitled "The Tar Sands Disaster" -- one that is bound to heat up the debate around the politics of Alberta bitumen. He discusses his argument with As It Happens.
Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI chair of global systems, discusses his recent New York Times op-ed on the Keystone XL pipeline with Q on CBC Radio One.
Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI chair of global systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, joins Worldview to talk about his views on the Keystone XL pipeline.
BNN speaks to Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI chair of global systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, who recently wrote an opinion column in the New York Times arguing against building the Keystone pipeline and imploring President Obama to reject the project.