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Energy expert questions shale gas development

Tuesday, 19 March 2013
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"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.

Keystone fears resonate along New England pipeline

Monday, 18 March 2013
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Wilson Ring
"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.

Inside the Issues 3.22 | Arctic Sustainability

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
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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

Monday, 21 January 2013
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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.

Sustainable Development and Financing Critical Global Public Goods

Monday, 21 January 2013
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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.

Inside the Issues 3.15 | Science and International Public Policy

Friday, 18 January 2013
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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.

Inside the Issues 3.14 | Climate Geopolitics

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
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As governments continue to respond slowly to climate change, what new modes of thinking could better address this pressing global issue? What impact can businesses, organizations and individuals have at the local level? Simon Dalby, CIGI chair in the political economy of climate change, visits Inside the Issues to discuss the many facets of climate geopolitics.

The Doha Climate Debate

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
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"Climate change touches so many facets of human activity that it may simply be too complex to be encapsulated in a single treaty arrangement between states," writes CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change Simon Dalby, in a piece to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Report laments Canada’s inadequate planning for Arctic’s ‘great melt’

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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Randy Boswell
Randy Boswell, with Postmedia News, reports the findings of a CIGI policy brief on "Canada-US Arctic Marine Corridors and Resource Development."

‘Great Melt’ in the Arctic calls for increased co-operation between Canada and United States, policy brief argues

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
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The “great melt,” an unprecedented geophysical change, in the Arctic is cause for heightened leadership, attention and cooperation between Canada and the United States. Without a national strategic vision, current policies are inadequate to protect economic and environmental interests, argues a new policy brief issued by CIGI.