Climate

“E” vs “SG” in ethical investing: how sustainable is mollification-by-cherrypicking

In the great game of whack-a-mole that is capital raising in Canada’s oil patch, it must be frustrating, for those whose full-time job when there isn’t a global pandemic is whacking the moles of ESG criteria on which they feel their companies may be vulnerable to criticism and hence subject to ...

'A Climate of Change' Interview

My May 7, 2020 interview on the Calgary Climate Hub's 'A Climate of Change' discussing my new book and what actions people can take to help stop climate change. ...

Emergency: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Action

Here is the link to the video of my public talk hosted by Academics for Climate - University of Regina held via Zoom on April 28, 2020 entitled 'Emergency: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Action'. This Zoom talk is part of the Academics for Climate Community Series: Towards a Better Understandi ...

Question and Answer session on The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success

Here is the video recording of my Question and Answer session on The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success on May 12, 2020. Thank you to the group, Climate Crisis Legislation Needed Now, particularly Ken Johnson and Kathleen O’Hara. ...

Brilliant Light Power – Commercialization Status

by Daryl Roberts A potentially paradigm-shifting technology has been under development at an R&D firm in NJ called Brilliant Light Power.   For people monitoring the situation, the question currently is about the status of commercialization.   It is not a publicly held firm, but is in mid-stage ...

Equity Investors Must Pay More Attention to Climate Change Physical Risk

By Felix Suntheim and Jérôme Vandenbussche عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский  The damage from the 2011 floods in Thailand amounted to around 10 percent of Thailand’s GDP, not even considering all the indirect costs through a loss in economic activi ...

Safeguarding Africa’s Food Security in the Age of COVID-19

By Pritha Mitra and Seung Mo Choi Español, Français, Português Food security in sub-Saharan Africa is under threat. The ability of many Africans to access sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs has been disrupted by successive natural disasters and epidemics. Cyclones ...

Strengthening Economic Institutions for a Resilient Recovery

By Antoinette Sayeh عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский  Exceptional times call for exceptional action. In response to COVID-19, the IMF has moved with unprecedented speed and magnitude of financial assistance to help countries protect lives and livelihood ...

The Global Economic Reset—Promoting a More Inclusive Recovery

By Kristalina Georgieva  عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語 The COVID-19 crisis is inflicting the most pain on those who are already most vulnerable. This calamity could lead to a significant rise in income inequality. And it could jeopardize development gains, from educational att ...

Public policy in competitive markets, for the bad and for the good

In this seventh lecture of Economics for Everyone, we address the nature of government intervention in perfectly competitive markets. Perfectly competitive markets lead to efficient outcomes, in the sense that no one can be made better off without making someone worse off. But that doesn’t mean w ...