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Fix the link where science and policy meet

Monday, 23 June 2014
article
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Heather Douglas, Lucie Edwards
"The connection between science and public policy within the federal government is broken, and the consequences for Canada are becoming disastrous," writes CIGI Chair in Global Systems Thomas-Homer Dixon, in an op-ed with Heather Douglas and Lucie Edwards.

Tipping Points, Resource Depletion and Easter Island: Implications for International Governance

Thursday, 12 June 2014
blog
Prior to President Obama’s announcement of proposed new rules on coal fired power plants, news that the loss of the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica appears “unstoppable” created a wave of interest in the blogosphere

CIGI appoints climate change risk policy expert Jason Thistlethwaite as Fellow

Friday, 16 May 2014
article
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Thistlethwaite as a CIGI Fellow, for research on the implications of climate change risks on the global economy.

American and Canadian think tanks call for reform of global governance, host symposium to outline key issues

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the United States Association of the Club of Rome Club of Rome (USA\COR) invite media to cover their invitation-only symposium on “The Future of Global Governance.”

Urbanites and their energy consumption

Thursday, 17 April 2014
blog
At his public lecture at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Chair of the World Energy Scenario Study Group at the World Energy Council Ged Davis spoke on the importance of the supply and demand of energy in developed and developing countries.

Taxes pay for robots, but robots don’t pay taxes

Monday, 14 April 2014
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Konrad Yakabuski
"How do the governments that helped create this wealth – few innovations occur without direct or indirect government assistance – capture more of it for the benefit of all citizens?" writes Konrad Yakabuski, in summarizing the CIGI co-sponsored conference Human After All.

International policy expert to discuss role of energy in addressing major global challenges, in lecture at CIGI

Monday, 31 March 2014
article
Declan Kelly, Hillary Salvian
Gerald “Ged” Davis, Chair of the World Energy Scenario Study Group, will discuss the role of energy in addressing major 21st-century issues, in the next Signature Lecture at CIGI.

CIGI paper calls for summit of public and private sector leaders to identify and overcome climate finance roadblocks

Monday, 10 March 2014
article
Transferring government departmental responsibility for climate negotiations from environment to finance is required for real progress on climate finance, according to a new paper from CIGI.

Institutional Arrangements for Climate Finance

Wednesday, 5 March 2014
publication
David Runnalls, Jessica Boyle, Dave Sawyer
The most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is unequivocal about the magnitude of the challenge posed by man-made climate change. If the world is to avoid exceeding the 2°C average increase in temperature agreed by governments in Copenhagen as the maximum safe level, it needs to move quickly to facilitate the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

Free Trade in Green Products

Tuesday, 11 February 2014
article
CIGI Senior Fellow Debra Steger comments on last month's pledge by the world's biggest trading powers, including the United States, the European Union, China and Japan, to achieve global free trade in environmental goods.