Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
The Climate-Conflict Connection: Why aren’t we acting on it?
The two agendas of climate change adaptation and peacebuilding are rarely coordinated—it's time for this to change.Read More
Can climate talks regain momentum in 2020?
As 2020 begins, climate talks resume and the international community faces deadlines to replace old frameworks with new ones.Read More
These detector dogs are sniffing out a disease threatening the world’s citrus trees
Scientists in the United States are training dogs to detect a disease that is destroying the world’s orange trees.Read More
What the mighty mangrove tells us about our broken relationship with nature
Mangrove trees can sequester up to ten times as much of our carbon pollution as rainforests and help defend against flooding. Their roots help anchor shorelines around the world, protecting coasts from the devastating impacts of storm waves.Read More
Buildings and Construction: A sleeping giant for climate action
Today, the construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 40% of all energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Energy demand from this sector is expected to grow by another 50% by 2050.Read More
Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 2: Cheap gas and free nets causing problems for shrimp
Stories of success in Latin American fishing communities have nothing to do with the price of gas or getting cheap equipment. Instead, there must be a system that protects their business from illegal fishing.Read More
How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change
Do we need new, advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions? Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, says we already have the best “machine” for the job: Trees.Read More
Is Climate Art the Right-Brained Approach We Need to This Crisis?
A new wave of climate art comes with a strong message for audiences who might not be reached by traditional media or the scientific community.Read More
A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes
If there is one word to sum up what turned out to be the longest Conference of Parties (COP) in UNFCCC history, it’s arguably “frustration.” Now that COP 25 has wrapped, it’s worth looking back at what was—and wasn’t—achieved.Read More
Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!
Winnipeg is getting even closer to increasing the protection of Lake Winnipeg from harmful algal blooms. And it's thanks to Winnipeggers of all stripes!Read More