Wednesday, August 10, 2016
As Canadians prepare for consultations on a national climate change plan later this month, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will co-host a free public forum on climate change solutions with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Divest Waterloo.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Experts at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, released the following statement today in reaction to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in the case brought by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China regarding maritime claims in the South China Sea.
The future of the Internet is at risk if we don’t act now : Global Commission on Internet Governance
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
21 June 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) – Imagine not being able to connect with people or access information on the Internet from wherever you are in the world. Or imagine private interests or governments having unfettered access to your personal information. And what if the three billion people currently offline remain unconnected and can’t do business or even seek out information on the Internet? These may be worst-case scenarios, but if we don’t act now the future of an inclusive, open, secure and trustworthy Internet is at risk.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A new global survey finds that while eight in ten (79%) citizens are concerned that their online information may be collected, bought and sold online, an equal number (80%) indicated the sale of personal data would not cause them to use the Internet less often.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
WATERLOO, Ont. – Today, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) unveils a new focal point of its research that explores the role of innovation in driving productivity performance and the potential impact of the intellectual property provisions in mega-trade agreements – such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – in facilitating or hindering productivity growth.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Waterloo, ON – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to present His Excellency Bruce Heyman, the United States Ambassador to Canada at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo for an armchair discussion with Rohinton Medhora, president of CIGI on Wednesday, May 4 covering such topics as the state of U.S.-Canada relations, international trade and the strength of bilateral ties.
Monday, April 18, 2016
A new global survey finds that consumers are increasingly worried about their online privacy and security, especially when it comes to how their personal data is handled by private corporations and governments. The survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority of global citizens (83%) believe that there need to be new rules about how companies, governments and other users use personal data.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has released a new book, Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers: Emerging Perspectives on the New G20, providing in-depth views on how international financial institutions and policies must adapt to the increased global economic power of emerging markets.
Hacktivist groups should be stopped, but are also desired for accountability, reveals CIGI-Ipsos global survey of online citizens
Thursday, April 14, 2016
One citizen’s hacktivist is another’s cyber terrorist, or so the new adage goes. Today, an undecided verdict hangs over groups like Anonymous, which harness the power of technology to help ignite revolutions, fight oppression and dismantle dictatorships, while pursuing targeted cyberattacks against individuals and groups, sometimes for purely malicious purposes. A new survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority (66%) of global citizens believe hacktivist groups are breaking the law and should be stopped, while a sizeable portion (52%) also believe that hacktivist groups should step in when no one else will hold someone accountable.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – A team of experts from the Global Economy Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will be onsite April 12-16 for the IMF Spring Meeting events in Washington, D.C. Available for media interviews and able to provide commentary on key issues the IMF is expected to discuss this week, the CIGI experts can provide insight on the IMF’s global economic growth forecast and the state of the economies of many emerging markets -- including a slowdown in China -- and contractions in Brazil and Russia.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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).
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Whether it be child abuse imagery, the purchase of illegal narcotics or planning an assassination, a growing amount of the world’s criminal activity takes place on a part of the Internet known as the "Dark Net" — a realm only accessible via special web browsers that allow users to surf the web anonymously. A survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens ‘agree’ that the “Dark Net” should be shut down.