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  • November 16
    Not a Case of Either/Or: How government and mines in Zambia can save money through energy efficiency

    Not a Case of Either/Or: How government and mines in Zambia can save money through energy efficiency

    For years, Zambia’s large hydroelectric dams were able to meet the power needs of its mines, but facing rising electricity demands the country opted to increase generation using coal, diesel and heavy fuel oil.

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  • November 15
    What Do Bears and Smartphones Have in Common?

    What Do Bears and Smartphones Have in Common?

    The challenge that electronics hibernation poses to the circular economy.

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  • November 14
    Forget GDP – for the 21st Century We Need a Modern Growth Measure

    Forget GDP – for the 21st Century We Need a Modern Growth Measure

    Our radar to track progress is far from satisfactory.

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  • November 7
    Making Winnipeg a Smart City With New Technologies

    Making Winnipeg a Smart City With New Technologies

    We asked four members of our Winnipeg team how they would tackle some of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues: This is what they came up with.

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  • November 5
    Biodiversity Conservation: Are we content to fight a rear-guard action?

    Biodiversity Conservation: Are we content to fight a rear-guard action?

    We have to devote ourselves to working out how nature might be placed at the heart of development to enhance social justice and biodiversity conservation.

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  • November 1
    Five Ways Blockchain Technology Can be Used for Resilience

    Five Ways Blockchain Technology Can be Used for Resilience

    Disruptive technology has vast applications toward increasing the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems. Here are five encouraging examples.

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  • October 26
    WTO Survival Uncertain as Ministers Meet in Canada

    WTO Survival Uncertain as Ministers Meet in Canada

    The WTO faces its most critical test—a reaction to the October 2018 Joint Communiqué as international trade evolves faster than the WTO can move.

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  • October 25
    Sustainable Finance Key to Low-Carbon Economic Transition

    Sustainable Finance Key to Low-Carbon Economic Transition

    Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance released its interim report yesterday with a clear message that harnessing the country’s financial assets is essential for a successful low-carbon transition.

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  • October 22
    Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: How does it contribute to sustainable development?

    Burkina Faso Adopts a New Agricultural Investment Code: How does it contribute to sustainable development?

    The strengths and growth potential of Burkina Faso's new Agricultural Investment Code.

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  • October 19
    What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada

    What the UN Panel's Special Climate Change Report Means for Canada

    We comb the IPCC special report to show how Canada already is, and increasingly will be, affected by global warming and climate change.

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