Sharp opinion and analysis on issues that are critical to sustainable development.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
COVID-19: How to fight disease outbreaks with data
We can analyze data across the world to identify and predict disease outbreaks. But synthesizing and standardizing it at a global level is a complicated task.Read More