Environment and Energy, November, 2009
Even though more than 1 billion people worldwide are undernourished, little progress was made at The World Summit on Food Security to reduce world hunger. A parallel civil society summit called the the People's Forum met at the same time to discuss food security. Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance, remarks on the striking differences between the two gatherings.
Canada was one of the first countries to adopt nuclear energy. It is the world’s largest supplier of natural uranium and a supplier of nuclear technology and expertise. But the future role of nuclear energy in Canada in now in question. This paper provides an analysis of the future of nuclear energy in Canada and the likely parameters of any revival.
As the world looks to alternative energy sources to fossil fuels, expectations of a nuclear energy renaissance are high in the United States even though no new reactors have been built in 30 years. This paper discusses the history, current status and prospects for US nuclear power under the Obama administration.
The global food crisis is a stark reminder of how fragile the global food system is. In this edited volume, authors examine the most recent food price volatility and the resulting governance challenges and opportunities. The authors make several recommendations, including increased public investment in small-farm agriculture, reform to food aid and agricultural trade rules, and enhanced international agricultural policy making.