Climate Change

“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 ...

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 ...

Arctic Water

It is estimated that 37 per cent of Canada’s total freshwater is contained in the three territories.  In spite of this abundant resource, water can be a scarce commodity, particularly in Northern communities that require a clean source of water year-round. Winter can last eight to ten months of ...

RDKB seeks funding for wastewater treatment plant upgrade

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received approval from the B.C. Government for its Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP), which includes major upgrades planned for the Columbia Pollution Control Centre (CPCC) that provides sewage treatment to the communities of Rossland, Trail, Warfiel ...

Uprooting Taxes by Planting Trees

Over recent decades, forests have been cut down at alarming rates to create space for housing and agricultural lands. While necessary to accommodate our rapidly growing world population, a balance must be kept between forest coverage and human development, particularly in the context of ...

Embarking on the ESG journey

Once considered a niche market within the investment universe, strategies that integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns into their investment process have hit the mainstream.   This has been driven by several social movements and the recognition that there is still a great dea ...

IISD Appoints Jane McDonald as Executive Vice President

Image Credit: IISD.Jane McDonald is stepping into a new role as executive vice president of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and chair of the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) Board. In this role, Jane McDonald will be overseeing the operations of IISD’s freshwater ...