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  • June 6
    Canada Slow to Come Clean on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Canada Slow to Come Clean on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Without adequately addressing subsidies, the federal government undermines benefits from its own commendable carbon pricing policies.

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  • June 6
    How Will the Circular Economy Impact Jobs?

    How Will the Circular Economy Impact Jobs?

    New research digs into some of the possible job impacts if a country like Finland fully embraces a circular economy model.

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  • June 6
    Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

    Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

    Effective climate change adaptation recognizes that women, men and children experience impacts differently depending on where they live, how they sustain their livelihoods, and the roles they play in their families and communities.

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  • June 5
    Five Ways to Promote Mitigation and Adaptation in the Mining Sector

    Five Ways to Promote Mitigation and Adaptation in the Mining Sector

    In the face of the climate crisis, there is an urgent need for the mining sector to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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  • May 29
    What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

    What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

    Businesses around the world—big and small, from large-scale banks to smallholder farmers—invest in climate change adaptation every day.They may not label it as such, but as they respond to droughts...

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  • May 29
    Overfishing Calls for Concrete Actions

    Overfishing Calls for Concrete Actions

    Our oceans and fish stocks—and the populations that depend on them—all suffer from the consequences of overfishing. We share a glimpse of the current WTO push to end harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020.

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  • May 27
    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Fossil fuel subsidies and reform on the rise

    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Fossil fuel subsidies and reform on the rise

    Between 2015 and 2018, 50 countries undertook some level of fossil fuel subsidy reform. That doesn't mean consumer subsidies are decreasing, however.

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  • May 27
    What We Can Measure, We Can Manage: Methodology for global fossil fuel subsidy reporting launched

    What We Can Measure, We Can Manage: Methodology for global fossil fuel subsidy reporting launched

    A new report provides the first internationally agreed upon methodology to help countries increase transparency on fossil fuel subsidies.

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  • May 23
    How Can Technology in Mining Protect the Environment?

    How Can Technology in Mining Protect the Environment?

    Rapid advances in technology innovation, including automation, digitization and electrification, are fundamentally changing how the mining sector operates.

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  • April 30
    How Could China’s New Foreign Investment Law Impact Trade Debate?

    How Could China’s New Foreign Investment Law Impact Trade Debate?

    Negotiators from the United States and China have met repeatedly in recent weeks to reach an agreement to resolve some of the trade irritants between them, including the high-profile issue of forced technology transfers.

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