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Climate change and food security collide

Thursday, 16 August 2012
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In an op-ed to Business Day, CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development Jonathan Crush argues that "the problems of global disparity and achieving food security in a highly variable climatic context are connected and cannot be solved separately."

Climate change’s costs hit the plate

Tuesday, 24 July 2012
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In an op-ed to The Globe and Mail, Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, writes "fears about imperiled food security may be our best hope for breaking through widespread climate-change denial and generating the political pressure to do something, finally, about the problem."

Africa Portal’s new “Community of Practice” blog offers collaborative space for insight on African research trends

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
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The Africa Portal invites policy makers, journalists, researchers and students conducting work on African policy issues to explore Community of Practice, a new blog offering fresh insight on Africa-related research.

Deep gaps in global governance are impeding progress on many worldwide challenges, CIGI report says

Friday, 29 June 2012
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Critical gaps in almost every sector of global governance and coordination arrangements are impeding progress in addressing a wide range of the world’s most pressing challenges, a new CIGI report says.

G20 Rapid Response: The G20 and Climate Change

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
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Progress on addressing climate change at the Los Cabos G0 Summit was disappointing — the “G20 Leaders Declaration” made only desultory references to the issue. There is, however, an opportunity for Mexico to use the rest of its presidency to put in place the building blocks for serious action on climate change.

G20 leaders should admit past failures and commit to real progress at Los Cabos summit, CIGI experts say

Monday, 4 June 2012
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Looking ahead to the G20 Leaders’ Summit, June 18-19 in Los Cabos, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has published a commentary series offering policy analysis and prescriptions for the international economic forum.

Implementing Agenda 21 through Local Agenda 21s

Thursday, 31 May 2012
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David Runnalls, Lei Huang, Valéry Michaux, M. May Seitanidi, Megan Meaney, Allan Taylor, Hoaze Chen, Asadul Hoque
A team of University of Waterloo researchers, led by Amelia Clarke and Adriane MacDonald, is studying communities worldwide that are implementing community sustainability plans, such as Local Agenda 21s. The researchers will look to identify patterns of successful implementation, in order to share solutions between communities, and inform policy makers.

CIGI announces eight collaborative research awards for professors at Laurier and University of Waterloo

Thursday, 31 May 2012
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) today announced that eight research projects directed by faculty members at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are being supported by CIGI research awards.

Los Cabos and Climate Change: The Art of the Possible

Thursday, 17 May 2012
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Advocates all want to get their pet topic discussed at the G20. Economic and financial crisis issues will dominate. Employment and commodity price volatility are next in line. Development, corruption, tax havens and anti-money laundering, drug trafficking and transnational crime, protecting the marine environment and resuscitating trade negotiations will all compete for attention. Climate change will receive very little agenda time.

Reports of Cheap Oil's Death Are Not Greatly Exaggerated

Thursday, 16 February 2012
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With new sources and methods of global petroleum production coming on stream — shale fracking, ultra-deepwater drilling and new fields in Africa, to name a few — some energy analysts have argued that reports of the death of cheap oil have been greatly exaggerated. In this week's CIGI Interview, Thomas Homer-Dixon takes issue with these "oil optimists," saying that the petroleum our global economy can afford to consume is indeed running out, and that we need to be much more aggressive in developing alternative energy sources.