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Accelerating Climate Action: Moving Beyond the Paris Agreement

Friday, 22 April 2016
article
To mark the signing of the Agreement, CIGI ILRP fellows share their insights on various legal aspects of the Paris Agreement.

Earth Week 2016: Climate, Energy and Ecology in Waterloo Region's Front Yard

Thursday, 21 April 2016
video
Stephanie Sobek-Swant, executive director of the rare Charitable Research Reserve, gave a special Earth Week lecture at CIGI, as part of a week of public programming on energy choices, organized by the Waterloo Global Science Initiative.

Canada should lead on African drought and hunger

Monday, 18 April 2016
article
Derek Burney & Fen Osler Hampson
The world is ignoring a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions unfolding on the African subcontinent. The culprit is warm waters in the Pacific Ocean – otherwise known as El Nino – which are wreaking havoc with changing global weather patterns. The worst effects are being felt in Ethiopia where millions are facing widespread famine and drought.

The Unbearable Fragility of Consensus Rule in the Paris Agreement

Friday, 8 April 2016
blog
Last March 31st, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the panel “Achieving Consensus on Climate Change” discussed key legal aspects of the Paris Climate Agreement (PA).

What Happens When You Can’t Build Back? Addressing Climate Change Loss and Damage

Thursday, 7 April 2016
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Haodan Chen
The world is entering a new phase of climate change defined by “failure to mitigate sufficiently and failure to adapt sufficiently,” said Saleemul Huq, director of the Bangladesh-based International Center for Climate Change and Development, at the Wilson Center on March 16.

Climate: Is Revolution Justified?

Thursday, 7 April 2016
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Alex Smith
Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock interviews CIGI Senior Fellow Roger Cox on the potential need for revolution when it comes to tackling climate change.

Carbon Pricing and the WTO | Inside the Issues 6.7

Wednesday, 30 March 2016
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In episode seven of season six, CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Panezi joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on carbon pricing and how the World Trade Organization can respond to climate change.

China should rely more on G20 relations, clean sources for energy security, CIGI expert recommends

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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China should rely more on multilateral relations, such as those forged at the G20, and ramp up its clean energy production to better manage its energy needs and address its environmental woes, according to a paper released today by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Canada needs a more aggressive clean-tech strategy, industry analyst says

Thursday, 24 March 2016
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SHAWN MCCARTHY
The Liberal government is aiming to propel Canada into a leadership role in the $1-trillion (U.S.) global clean-technology market, but one industry analyst said the country will need a more aggressive and coherent strategy to get there.

The Future of Canada's Oil Sands in an Emissions Constrained World

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
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With the Paris Agreement signed at COP21 this past December, the ink is now dry on an accord that binds hundreds of countries to reducing emissions to limit the global temperature increase to below two degrees Celsius. Our three panelists came together for a discussion on the economics, politics, and risks associated with Canada's oil sands in light of the Paris Agreement.
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