Thursday, 24 November 2011
CIGI experts Kathryn Hochstetler, Thomas Homer-Dixon and David Runnalls discuss their predictions for COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Looking for expert commentary on the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)? CIGI will have experts available from Durban, South Africa, as well as offsite via video link.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
In this week's Inside the Issues, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Sir David King, talks with Inside the Issues about science and how it interacts with global political forces.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
The background paper for the CIGI conference “An Unfinished House: Filling the Gaps in International Governance” provides a useful collection of facts and observations about the universe of global governance arrangements. It offers a preliminary description of the critical gaps and inadequacies — to assist in thinking about the principal dilemmas and research priorities.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
CIGI invites media to register for its annual fall conference, CIGI ’11, being held October 28-30, 2011, which opens with a public conversation between former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Sustainability movement has made great strides over 20 years but needs to up its game if it is to progress, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Simon Zadek writes.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
"The kind of climate phenomenon these authors have been looking at in the past is not dissimilar to the kind of climate shock that appears to have contributed to the Middle East uprising," CIGI Chair Thomas Homer-Dixon says in reaction to a study published in the journal Nature.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
"Imagine being asked to invest in an enterprise whose balance sheet omits a wide range of assets and liabilities that are likely to change in value enormously over the coming years," writes CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Simon Zadek in arguing that rating agencies should pay as much attention to environmental debt as they do financial debt.
Friday, 10 June 2011
"This is about demonstrating how science and policy can blend to generate and spark ideas," CIGI Senior Fellow Jason Blackstock says of the Equinox Summit. The interdisciplinary conference is being hosted by Waterloo's Perimeter Institute.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
"A year from now, the next metric is, how many of these steps have we taken?" CIGI Senior Fellow Jason Blackstock asks upon the release of the closing communique of the Equinox Summit. In it, experts from around the world unveiled a six-point game plan for "decarbonizing" the world's sources of electric power over the next 20 years.