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The USMCA Is Now in Force: How will it impact North American trade policy?
The new accord governs a multi-trillion dollar market and is expected to face heavy scrutiny within the three countries, especially during a U.S. election year.Read More
What Trump's Latest EPA Rollbacks Can Teach Us About the Importance of Co-Benefits
A recent ruling on how the EPA regulates mercury could have wide-ranging impacts on U.S. citizens and the environment.Read More
Environmentalists Should Pay Close Attention to the Racial Justice Movement
There are parallels and overlaps between climate justice and racial justice, as well as many lessons the climate movement can learn from this global moment of reckoning.Read More
The U.K.’s Global Tariff: A new broom sweeps green?
In liberalizing the trade of dozens of environmental goods, the U.K. signals its commitment to tackling climate change. But is this enough?Read More
The Environmental Consequences of COVID-19 in Fragile States
The COVID-19 pandemic could have severe impacts on the environment in fragile states, compounding the challenges faced by their governments and their populations. But it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More
We May Be in Uncharted Waters, But We Aren’t Lost at Sea
When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, governments around the world began structuring stimulus plans. We can learn a lot by looking back at how effective these turned out to be.Read More
COVID-19 Has Changed Our Freshwater Use. We Need To Be Careful
In an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen, Matt McCandless argues we often take fresh water for granted, but we must protect it as usage patterns change.Read More
In Ensuring a Resilient Recovery, Will Canada Lead, Follow, or Be Left Behind?
Canada must do more to fund a resilient recovery. IISD’s research into stimulus packages in Europe and Asia shows four areas of opportunity.Read More
Financing COVID-19 Stimulus: Will high levels of public debt come back to haunt us?
The majority of COVID-related stimulus financing comes from government borrowing. Can this debt be paid back? Is it even meant to be?Read More
As COVID-19 Continues, Governments Must Shield Emergency Measures From Investor-State Arbitration
Governments need to be able to issue COVID-19 support packages without worrying about the possibility of facing a wave of arbitration.Read More