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Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Environment

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Environment

From National Geographic:  “The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is a huge pact that would govern about 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and one-third of world trade, said Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The agreement involves a sprawling cast of countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, […]

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Research Opportunity: Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Research Opportunity: Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Read below for a research opportunity with the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) and the Canadian Network for for Regional Climate and Weather processes: The Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes (CNRCWP) is a collaborative partnership between seven Canadian Universities (Montreal, McGill, Calgary, Victoria, Northern British Columbia, Waterloo, Saskatchewan), two partner organizations (Ouranos, […]

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Event During Climate Forum: Hill Times Policy Briefing

Event During Climate Forum: Hill Times Policy Briefing

If you will be in Ottawa November 12th, check out this event as part of the Canadian Climate Forum. This free Hill Times exclusive reader event will assemble a provocative panel to discuss the politics of Canada’s policy on climate change. Global political leaders are coalescing to address climate change and carbon pricing. In October, China agreed […]

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The Future of Meat

It’s no secret that meat production is a problem for the climate. Though some small-scale and more sustainable meat production does exist, the majority of meat produced in North America comes from huge feedlots of cows, chickens, or pigs. These feedlots use immense amounts of environmental resources and contribute greatly to exacerbating climate change. In […]

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Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget location shots in Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, The Living Daylights and even Game of Thrones. Now the trading city, nicknamed […]

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Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Almost completely surrounded by water, the little-known Danish town of Sønderborg is no stranger to flooding from both seawater rising along its coastline and heavy rainfall. With climate change ensuring more of both, Sønderborg is learning to tackle the immediate problems of adapting to a warming world while becoming part of the broader solution. Its ProjectZero plan, launched in 2007 as […]

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COP 21 and Free Trade: Good News From Europe

COP 21 and Free Trade: Good News From Europe

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to protect government action on climate change, to be agreed upon at COP21, from being subject to Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) challenges. ISDS mechanisms, which exist in some free trade agreements between countries, allow corporations to sue governments if the laws under which that corporation operates change. Free […]

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What will the new Canadian government do for climate change?

What will the new Canadian government do for climate change?

With an historic election now behind us, what future does the new Canadian government hold for climate change? Many people voted for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party as a reaction against almost a decade of Harper rule. It’s no secret that Harper’s record on climate was less than ideal. But will Trudeau implement more science-based climate […]

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