Addressing climate change and fostering a low-carbon energy economy requires tackling problems simultaneously from legal, economic and security perspectives. CIGI’s research brings new ideas and concrete proposals for financing sustainable development, promoting conservation and growth in the blue economy, implementing carbon pricing mechanisms, Arctic governance, and incorporating human rights and engaging Indigenous peoples in climate strategy and action.

With the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, CIGI’s experts will continue research on the many international and domestic implementation governance challenges, including reporting and accounting, liability, loss and damage, clean technology transfer, mobilization of public and private climate financing and intersection of treaty regimes.

Canadian geese swimming in flooded no-parking zone

Flood Risk Management: What Is the Role Ahead for the Government of Canada?

Renewable Energy Projects for Sustainable Development

Renewable Energy Projects for Sustainable Development: Financing Options and Policy Alternatives

Prairies showing wind turbines

Economic Opportunities from a Changing Climate

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