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  • April 16
    Is Vanadium the “Valyrian Steel” of the Energy Transition?

    Is Vanadium the “Valyrian Steel” of the Energy Transition?

    In Game of Thrones, a sword forged out of Valyrian steel is recognized for its unparalleled strength and light weight. It is this advantage that denotes it as one of Westeros’s most sought-after materials. In the real world, its equivalent just might be vanadium. 

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  • April 14
    Explorer les projets d'investissement agricole

    Explorer les projets d'investissement agricole

    Un voyage de deux semaines explore les moyens de maximiser les avantages et de minimiser les risques des outils d’investissement agricole en Afrique.

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  • April 8
    Touring Agricultural Investment Projects

    Touring Agricultural Investment Projects

    A two-week trip explores how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of agricultural investment tools in Africa.

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  • March 26
    South Africa: Is a transition away from coal just around the corner?

    South Africa: Is a transition away from coal just around the corner?

    In South Africa, coal has long been king, but emerging factors suggest the fossil fuel may soon be pushed off its throne.

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  • April 9
    Dead Batteries Deserve a Second Life

    Dead Batteries Deserve a Second Life

    Batteries should be recycled, so the valuable minerals therein—including cobalt and lithium—can stay in the economy.

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  • April 8
    Prescribing the Right Medicine for India's Troubled Coal Sector

    Prescribing the Right Medicine for India's Troubled Coal Sector

    Instead of further subsidizing struggling coal infrastructure, India can begin to reallocate limited public funds to ensure a fair transition for workers and communities.

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  • April 8
    In Search of Just Transition: Examples From Around the World

    In Search of Just Transition: Examples From Around the World

    What is a just transition? Essentially, it’s a balancing act.

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  • April 5
    What’s the Future of Sustainable Development Planning and the 2030 Agenda in Canada?

    What’s the Future of Sustainable Development Planning and the 2030 Agenda in Canada?

    Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, countries like Canada have been developing their SDG implementation strategies and looking for linkages.

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  • April 4
    How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?

    How Can Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements Contribute to Sustainable Development?

    Imagine this: A municipality pledges to make all of its buildings carbon-neutral by 2050.To do so, it needs to invest in renovations using the most innovative, energy-efficient solutions available....

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  • April 4
    WTO Debate on Future of “Differentiation” Highlights Challenges in Upcoming Negotiating Agenda

    WTO Debate on Future of “Differentiation” Highlights Challenges in Upcoming Negotiating Agenda

    In March 2019, Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump announced Brazil will stop asking for certain types of treatment accorded to developing countries at the World Trade Organization.

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