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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.

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

Friday, 29 June 2012
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
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
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
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.