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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

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  • Why climate change adaptation is the unloved sibling at COP25: Don Pittis

    CBC - December 02, 2019  Political turmoil has come to the heart of the global movement to try to stop climate change — and for once, it has nothing to do with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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  • How Ignoring Guidelines On Coal Power Plants Has Turned Delhi Into An Irreversible Gas Chamber

    India Times - November 30, 2019  It has been almost four years since the central government sent out a notification on air pollution standards for India’s coal-fired power plants.

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  • China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security

    South China Morning Post - November 30, 2019  Global trade conflicts and the increasing trend towards unilateral trade agreements have raised alarm bells in Beijing about how China can continue to feed its 1.4 billion people.

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  • Global fossil fuel production will soon thwart Paris Agreement climate targets, report warns

    Global News - November 21, 2019  The world’s top fossil fuel-producing countries are significantly expanding production of oil, natural gas and coal, undermining efforts to reach their climate targets, according to an analysis conducted by several think tanks.

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  • Scientists see disaster looming in world production of coal, oil and gas

    National Observer - November 20, 2019  If world governments don't limit the production of coal, oil and gas in the next decade, global warming will exceed the targets needed to ward off the worst effects of climate change, according to a new report.

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  • Many countries pledged to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases. A report shows most are still investing in fossil fuels

    CNN - November 20, 2019  For years, scientists have warned that without shifting energy consumption from fossil fuels to renewable sources, the planet will experience potentially disastrous levels of global warming. But a new report shows that many of the world's governments are not heeding their calls.

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  • Harmful air pollution "definitely too high for the public" near city roads, study suggests

    CBC - October 30, 2019  Air pollution levels are "definitely too high for the public" near major roadways in Canadian cities — especially at rush hour and in winter — and poorly maintained diesel trucks are largely to blame, says the lead author of a new study.

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  • Review of federal fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule

    CTV - November 13, 2019  Canada's promise to produce an inventory of its fossil fuel subsidies as part of a joint peer review with Argentina appears to be off schedule and may not deliver results until 2021, an environmental advocate says.

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  • Portage/Chamber Luncheon Talks Climate Change & Small Business

    Portage Online - October 23, 2019  Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce and the Portage Rotary Club held a joint luncheon yesterday for a forum about climate change and small businesses. 

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  • New Parliament should put best foot forward to address climate change

    The Hill Times - October 23, 2019  The health and wellbeing of Canadians is irrevocably tied to the health and wellbeing of the planet. Our newly elected government needs to demonstrate they understand what this interdependence implies.

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