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  • April 29
    How COVID-19 Could Impact the Clean Energy Transition

    How COVID-19 Could Impact the Clean Energy Transition

    Peter Wooders and Ivetta Gerasimchuk met virtually to discuss the impact that COVID-19 could have on the clean energy transition, from renewables to fossil fuel subsidies.

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  • April 22
    The First Earth Day: A founder of the original teach-in remembers

    The First Earth Day: A founder of the original teach-in remembers

    Arthur J. Hanson helped to launch Earth Day in 1970. He reflects on how plans for a "relatively small event" exploded into a global movement.

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  • April 23
    COVID-19 Shows How Canada Needs to Prepare for the Next Crisis

    COVID-19 Shows How Canada Needs to Prepare for the Next Crisis

    As communities across Canada grapple with the deadly and damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a rare window right now into how important it is to prepare for a crisis.

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  • April 10
    Doubling Down on Alberta's Oil and Gas Sector Is a Risk Canadians Can’t Afford to Take

    Doubling Down on Alberta's Oil and Gas Sector Is a Risk Canadians Can’t Afford to Take

    There's no question that people across Alberta need urgent help. But is injecting tens of billions into oil and gas corporations the right kind of help?

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  • April 9
    Economic Stimulus Should Reward Front Runners on Sustainable Development

    Economic Stimulus Should Reward Front Runners on Sustainable Development

    How can we ensure COVID-19 stimulus packages include targets on environmental performance, social cohesion, and economic governance?  

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  • April 7
    We Need a Global Stimulus Package to Avoid a COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

    We Need a Global Stimulus Package to Avoid a COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

    The loss of income for billions of people could be the most devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's directly connected to a pending hunger crisis.

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  • April 6
    Postponing Major Environmental Summits Is The Right Thing To Do

    Postponing Major Environmental Summits Is The Right Thing To Do

    The decision to delay conferences in light of COVID-19 will not only protect public health, it may also lead to more equitable governance.

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  • April 2
    Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Give the 2020 Environmental Agenda a Much-Needed Boost?

    Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Give the 2020 Environmental Agenda a Much-Needed Boost?

    COVID-19 has changed everything. But if we take the right steps and trust science, there's potential for a lot of good to happen.

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  • March 31
    Three Ways the Coronavirus is Shaping Sustainable Development

    Three Ways the Coronavirus is Shaping Sustainable Development

    This pandemic and the global recovery from it will impact the future of sustainable development. Here are three key themes that are emerging.

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  • March 26
    Who will pay for Alberta's orphan wells?

    Who will pay for Alberta's orphan wells?

    Alberta's orphan wells require proper decommissioning to prevent harm to the environment and surrounding community. Who will pay for this?

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