CIGI expands climate change team with new Senior Fellow, geoengineering and human rights expert Wil Burns
Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wil Burns as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective immediately.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
China’s coal consumption fell marginally in 2014, the first such drop this century, in large part as a result of its policies to address its severe air pollution, develop renewable and alternative energy, and transition its economy away from heavy industry. China should take advantage of its current circumstances to adopt an aggressive national coal consumption cap target and policy to peak its coal consumption as soon as possible, no later than its next Five Year Plan (2016–2020), so that it can peak its CO2 emissions by 2025. It can achieve this target by building upon its existing achievements in developing clean energy such as wind and solar power, and by prioritizing renewable energy development over coal in its western expansion. China can help lead a transition to clean energy that will contribute greatly to global efforts to keep warming to no more than 2°C, and can serve as a model for other developing countries.
CIGI appoints A. Neil Craik as Senior Fellow to explore issues of climate change and environment law
Monday, 13 July 2015
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of A. Neil Craik as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective immediately.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Today, Bianca Jagger, recently appointed Senior Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) International Law Research Program, delivered the message of indigenous rights, deforestation and climate change, on a panel on Land Use and Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate, at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, Canada.
Bianca Jagger to speak at Climate Summit of the Americas on forests, land restoration and indigenous peoples rights
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Bianca Jagger, newly appointed Senior Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) International Law Research Program (ILRP), is speaking at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Monday, 6 July 2015
As delegates begin to gather in Toronto, Canada, for the Climate Summit of the Americas, experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are available for comment and analysis on climate change issues and the key debates leading up to this year’s global COP21 agreement in Paris.
Monday, 6 July 2015
On July 2, 2015 at the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) in Johannesburg, CIGI co-hosted a workshop on ‘Global Sustainability, Climate Change and Finance Policy’ from a South African perspective.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Cases against the tobacco industry could prove a model for carbon emitters, says CIGI Senior Research Fellow David Estrin.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Today, the financial sector is exposed to the physical risks associated with climate change and the impact of climate policies. Securing global financial and economic stability and scaling up low-carbon, climate-resilient investments are not conflicting, but rather mutually reinforcing, objectives.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Glasgow in April was cool and damp during the 19th Commonwealth Law Conference, but that didn’t stop climate change justice being a hot topic for lawyers, judges and scholars attending a panel featuring Shyam Divan, a Supreme Court of India Senior Advocate and environmental law author, together with this writer.