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Weather Mindshift

Wednesday, 6 August 2014
article
David Common
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.

Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Goals in the BRICS-Led New Development Bank

Monday, 21 July 2014
publication
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.

African Climate Change Negotiators Need a New Strategy

Wednesday, 9 July 2014
publication
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.

Will Climate Change Spark Conflict in Bangladesh?

Friday, 27 June 2014
article
M. Sophia Newman
CIGI Chair of Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon is quoted in The Diplomat on environmental migration.

Wall Street Radicals and Climate Change Tipping Points

Friday, 27 June 2014
blog
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."

Fix the link where science and policy meet

Monday, 23 June 2014
article
Thomas Homer-Dixon, Heather Douglas, Lucie Edwards
"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.

Tipping Points, Resource Depletion and Easter Island: Implications for International Governance

Thursday, 12 June 2014
blog
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

CIGI appoints climate change risk policy expert Jason Thistlethwaite as Fellow

Friday, 16 May 2014
article
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
article
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.”

Urbanites and their energy consumption

Thursday, 17 April 2014
blog
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.
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