Climate Change

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good

Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to rise again in 2017, by up to 2 percent. And more than 15,000 scientists issued a warning that we are heading down an unsustainable path and soon it will be too late. Clearly, we are moving in the wrong direction.

Waste Not Want Not

If you buy a Belgian waffle at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali, you’ll be able to eat the wrapper it comes in. A waffle vendor is one of the early customers testing new food packaging made from seaweed instead of plastic: The wrapper is nutritious if it’s eaten, and if it ends up as litter, it naturally biodegrades.

COP 23

To read more details about the next round of international climate negotiations, click here.

This CBC video, entitled, Climate Change: What to expect and are there really two sides is also informative. 

Leaping Forward on Climate Change

A group of national organizations, including the Canadian Public Health Association issued an open letter to the Canadian government championing the swift and uncompromising implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Glean Growth.

Pathway to Paris

“Art, I believe, has great potential for changing the way we discuss an issue as important as climate change. It makes something not only comprehensible for the mind but also physically tangible – turning thinking into doing.”

 – Olafur Eliasson

The Good Society

Urban Bio Loop wants the construction industry to adopt the circular economy model and drop the "take, make, waste" model.

Texas a US Leader in Wind Energy

The frames the media put on any issue determines our agency--that is, the will or intent to act. With all the doom and gloom stories about the end of COP 21, this article sheds light on what is actually happening on the ground in the United States in spite of Trump's administration.

Indigenous Leadership

A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country's power is provided by facilities fully or partly owned and run by Indigenous communities. The author of the report, Chris Henderson, says the real surprise for him is the amount of employment that clean power is creating — 15,300 direct jobs for Indigenous workers who have earned $842 million in employment income in the last eight years. There are now 152 medium to large renewable energy projects with Indigenous involvement. That's up from approximately 20 projects in 2008.

Eliminate Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Moving towards a carbon neutral economy requires a first major step to open up space for even more climate innovations. This article argues that world leaders should stop directing some $600 billion a year to fund fossil fuel subsidies instead to renewable sources and speeding even great take-up of innovation.

Jobs versus the environment finally dead

A new report from the Columbia Institute says the country would create nearly four million non-residential construction jobs over the next 33 years if we shifted towards a net zero-emissions economy by 2050.

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