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Financing Climate Change — Untying the Gordian Knot

Friday, 24 May 2013
publication
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.

Global Problems, African Solutions: African Climate Scientists' Perspectives on Climate Change

Thursday, 23 May 2013
publication
Lucie Edwards
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.

The Function and Form of a Geoengineering Research Registry

Thursday, 2 May 2013
activity
David Runnalls, Jason Blackstock, Nigel Moore
Public disclosure of geoengineering research is a central element of global discussions on geoengineering governance. The creation of a geoengineering registry that makes research activities and results available responds to these growing disclosure needs. To date, there has been no comprehensive attempt to examine the justifications for and boundaries of such disclosure, or how to implement it. This project seeks to address this implementation gap.

The Equator Principles: An Effective Tool to Govern the Sustainability of Project Finance

Thursday, 2 May 2013
activity
EMMANUEL O’ACHETA
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.

Canadian academic stands against XL Keystone Pipeline

Monday, 8 April 2013
article
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.

Inside the Issues 3.25 | Financial Risk in Climate Change

Wednesday, 3 April 2013
video
Jason Thistlethwaite, Director of the Climate Change Adaptation Project at the University of Waterloo, joins podcast host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch for a discussion on the relationship between financial risk and climate change.

The oil economy and Canadian democracy

Wednesday, 3 April 2013
article
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.

The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

Tuesday, 2 April 2013
article
CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon and other guests discuss the ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.

NYT editorial slams Keystone XL

Tuesday, 2 April 2013
article
Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI chair of global systems, discusses his recent New York Times op-ed on the Keystone XL Pipeline with Power and Politics host Evan Solomon.

Thomas Homer-Dixon NYT Editorial: "The Tar Sands Disaster"

Tuesday, 2 April 2013
article
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.