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Appeals for sustainable development financing must highlight benefits for major countries, CIGI paper says

Monday, 21 January 2013
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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.

Climate change and food security collide

Thursday, 16 August 2012
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
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
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.