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CIGI special report outlines global climate governance challenges beyond COP17 and 2012

Thursday, December 8, 2011
News Release
A sustained effort is required to reframe the global climate debate beyond 2012 in terms of economic opportunities and mutual benefits, a new special report issued by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) concludes.

Research awards of up to $15,000 now available for projects on policy-relevant challenges in Africa

Monday, December 5, 2011
News Release
The Africa Initiative today announces a call for proposals as part of its research grant competition for 2012. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012, and application material can be found on the Africa Portal.

Dealing with natural disaster at forefront of symposium to be held in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Media Advisory
Distinguished experts will convene at the Canadian embassy in Japan to discuss the experiences of the Haiti Earthquake of January 2010 and the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, in an effort to understand the best approach to international disaster relief.

Africa Portal celebrates 1st anniversary of online activity

Friday, November 25, 2011
News Release
The Africa Portal today celebrates a significant milestone, as project members and content partners mark the first anniversary of the online hub and significant successes along the way.

CIGI experts available for comment on COP17

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Media Advisory
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.

G20 leaders managed to look beyond euro zone crisis at Cannes summit, Brookings-CIGI report finds

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Media Advisory
Despite the euro zone debt crisis taking centre stage at the recent Cannes G20 Summit, leaders and the national media in their respective capitals were, nonetheless, able to focus on several other G20 issues of vital interest to their publics, a new CIGI-Brookings report concludes.

Funding available for African and Canadian students as part of 2012 graduate research grants

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
News Release
Graduate students from Africa and Canada will have the opportunity to benefit from $300,000 (CAD) in funding, as the Africa Initiative today announces a call for applications for the 2012 graduate research grant program.

CIGI names C. Scott Clark to its Operating Board of Directors

Thursday, November 10, 2011
News Release
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of C. Scott Clark to its Operating Board of Directors. Mr. Clark is President of C. S. Clark Consulting, and previously held senior positions in the Government of Canada, including Deputy Minister of Finance and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister.

Cannes G20 Communiqué: Hold the Applause

Friday, November 4, 2011
News Release
While offering just a few specific actions to bolster confidence and help stabilize the global economy, the G20 summit in Cannes ended today with an anti-climactic communiqué that fell far short of initial expectations.

Eurozone crisis rains on the Cannes summit; Forecast for the G20 Mexico

Friday, November 4, 2011
Media briefing
Setting the context for the final communiqué from the Cannes Summit, three CIGI policy experts will brief journalists on the G20 outlook, today at the Summit Media Center.

China and the G20: Is the G20 really the G2+0?

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Media briefing
Gregory Chin, CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of the China Working Group, discusses China’s interaction with the G20 and multitude of questions this presents.

Employment, confidence and the G20: What’s needed?

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Media briefing
CIGI Senior Fellow looks at what the G20 can do to ease the plight of the jobless, whose numbers have increased and whose circumstances have worsened dramatically in many G20 countries.