The Globe and Mail reports on CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon's opinion piece in the New York Times.
"If President Obama blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all, he’ll do Canada a favor," writes CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon.
Distinguished Fellow David Runnalls and CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change Simon Dalby comment on the alignment of Canada-US policies on climate change and energy.
"The new agenda of 'One-World Goals' should be applicable to all — both developing and developed economies, as well as the emerging economies that have succeeded in bringing the majority of their population out of extreme poverty since 2000," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin, outlining his project's proposed goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.
"I'm not sure that New Brunswick should be making a major permanent commitment in this area," says CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon, commenting on New Brunswick's plans to develop a shale gas industry.
"If they find any way at all to get oil sands oil to the eastern Canadian refineries, then I think somebody will argue, 'Let's reverse the Portland-Montreal pipeline because we don't need (that) crude anymore," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow David Runnalls, commenting on a rumoured reversal of the pipeline.
As urbanization, depopulation and climate change continue to alter the face of the Arctic, so too is the definition of sustainability changing within the region. This week, Aileen Espíritu, Director of The Barents Institute, visits Inside the Issues to discuss the many complexities of Arctic sustainability.
Appeals for sustainable development financing must highlight benefits for major countries, CIGI paper says
To promote investments in environmental global public goods, major countries must be “bribed,” so to speak, with an appeal to selfish interests, says a paper on sustainable development financing, from CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin.
This paper explains why the resolution to the climate change problem is deadlocked and presents a putative global package of “Global Super Fund” expenditure ideas that will win widespread support from all major countries.
Lucie Edwards, a former Canadian High Commissioner and current Ph.D. candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, visits Inside the Issues to consider how the interface between science and public policy is having an effect on climate change, food security and biodiversity.