Wednesday, 6 August 2014
CIGI Fellow Jason Thistlethwaite comments on the City of Toronto's climate change risk strategy and its preparedness for extreme weather event, following heavy rainfall and flooding in and around the city.
Monday, 21 July 2014
The presidents and foreign ministers of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries met in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15 and signed a formal agreement to create the BRICS-led bank called the New Development Bank (NDB). The NDB will focus its lending on infrastructure and sustainable development projects; however, these two priorities are at least partially incompatible.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
There is currently little prospect of a successful international agreement resulting in effective, legally binding emission targets and significant “new and additional finance transfers” to developing countries; however, there is room for Africa to formulate an effective strategy in climate change negotiations.
Friday, 27 June 2014
CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon is quoted in The Diplomat on environmental migration.
Friday, 27 June 2014
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and past CEO of Goldman Sachs (that well-known bastion of radical thought) Henry Paulson wrote a commentary on climate change in the New York Times, here. Paulson draws on the lessons of the global financial crisis to warn that ignoring the problem today will result in much higher costs tomorrow. As he puts it, we are on a climate change "bubble."
Monday, 23 June 2014
"The connection between science and public policy within the federal government is broken, and the consequences for Canada are becoming disastrous," writes CIGI Chair in Global Systems Thomas-Homer Dixon, in an op-ed with Heather Douglas and Lucie Edwards.
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Prior to President Obama’s announcement of proposed new rules on coal fired power plants, news that the loss of the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica appears “unstoppable” created a wave of interest in the blogosphere
Friday, 16 May 2014
CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Thistlethwaite as a CIGI Fellow, for research on the implications of climate change risks on the global economy.
American and Canadian think tanks call for reform of global governance, host symposium to outline key issues
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the United States Association of the Club of Rome Club of Rome (USA\COR) invite media to cover their invitation-only symposium on “The Future of Global Governance.”
Thursday, 17 April 2014
At his public lecture at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Chair of the World Energy Scenario Study Group at the World Energy Council Ged Davis spoke on the importance of the supply and demand of energy in developed and developing countries.