Climate

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent ...

Fighting climate change with green infrastructure

Image: chombosan / Shutterstock According to NASA, 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. So—with climate change high on the global agenda—almost every nation signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, the primary goal of which is to limit the rise in global temperatures to belo ...

How can Malawi move from falling behind to catching up?

A bypass under construction in Lilongwe. A sign that Malawi is inching its way forward. Photo: Govati Nyirenda/World Bank A new Country Economic Memorandum gives us a chance to step back and look at the deep drivers of growth since Malawi’s independence in 1964. What stands out, though, is jus ...

Sparwood, B.C. Searches for a New Source of Drinking Water

The District of Sparwood, British Columbia has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply near Cummings Creek. An Environmental Assessment Report joint submission by the District and Teck earlier this fall included the replacement of Well #3. Wells #1 and #2 remain unaffected, ...

Project Manager – Wind IE – Canada

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & ga ...

Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

Women collecting water in  Al-Minsalah district, Haddjah province, Yemen. Photo: ECHO/T. Deherman Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more than half of current water withdrawals in some countries exceedi ...

Day One, Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill Met With Support

Canada and the U.S. have an long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and U.S. states in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region is crucial to both nations’ prosper ...

Manulife Issues Green Bonds That Align with SDGs on Water

Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation is the first life insurance company to enter the green bonds market. Manulife has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars principal amount of 3.00 per cent subordinated notes due November 21st, 2029 and havi ...

What kind of evidence might persuade people to change their minds on refugees?

Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser Ed Cairns reflects on using evidence to influence the treatment of refugees. Who thinks that governments decide what to do on refugees after carefully considering the evidence? Not many, I suspect. So it was an interesting to be asked to talk about that at the  ...

Why you shouldn’t believe all those predictions of a stormy, snowy winter

’Tis the season for seasonal forecasts. And already Canadians are being told to get set for a whale of a winter ahead. But what’s the real scientific weight behind these ultra-long term weather predictions? Not much, it turns out. Earlier this month, officials with the US National Oceanic and ...