Dec. 1st, Part 2 of 2: Finance, Climate Risk, and How to Make your Pension Fund Climate-Friendly

Two-part series: 1 )The crucial importance of shifting finance to address the climate crisis, on November 24th and 2) How to engage those managing your retirement, on December 1st.

Featuring: Adam Scott, Director, Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Sarah Bowles

Video, Part 1 of 2: Finance, Climate Risk, and How to Make your Pension Fund Climate-Friendly

The crucial importance of shifting finance to address the climate crisis Featuring: Adam Scott   This is the first part of the Two-part series of webinars co-hosted by the Climate Legacy and Group of 78; In partnership with SHIFT and the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. The crucial importance of shifting finance to address the climate crisis (webinar 1) November 24, 2020. 1-2… Read More »

Nov. 24th, Part 1 of 2: Finance, Climate Risk, and How to Make your Pension Fund Climate-Friendly

Two-part series: 1 )The crucial importance of shifting finance to address the climate crisis, on November 24th and 2) How to engage those managing your retirement, on December 1st.

Featuring: Adam Scott, Director, Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Sarah Bowles

Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Join a webinar on the need for Canada to sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, featuring Liberal MP Hedy Fry, NDP MP Heather McPherson, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe as well as Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who jointly accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Sarah Bowles

WOMEN’S LAND RIGHTS AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA

The Coalition for Equitable Land Acquisitions and Development in Africa (CELADA) invites you all to a virtual panel discussion moderated by Chris Huggins, University of Ottawa featuring:

Agnes Apusigah, Regentroopfen College, Ghana
Ama Appiah-Acheampong, Ghana Irrigation Development Agency, Ghana
Bayush Tsegaye, Freelance Consultant, Ethiopia Mamy Rakotondrainibe, Collective for the Defence of Madagasy Land-TANY, Madagascar

Sarah Bowles

WEBINAR – Getting to the bottom of the crisis in Lebanon

This webinar will attempt to pull back the analysis of the current crisis and delve into questions related to the legitimacy of the Lebanese state, the role of the Lebanese leaders throughout history, the current unprecedented levels of the leaders’ selfishness and ignorance, and the resulting outcomes. This analysis is crucial not only for understanding Lebanon’s trajectory but also for assessing potential future governance options for Lebanon.

Sarah Bowles

2020 Policy Forum – Videos

Our 2020 Policy Forum, The Future of Peacekeeping in the Transition to a More Peaceful World: Why UN peace operations are critical and need to be expanded, videos are available for viewing. Given the impending American election and its potentially dramatic foreign policy implications, we are now planning our Conclusions and Recommendations webinar for early to mid-November. Please… Read More »

2020 Policy Forum – The Future of Peacekeeping in the Transition to a More Peaceful World: Why UN peace operations are critical and need to be expanded

Given the impending American election and its potentially dramatic foreign policy implications, we are now planning our Conclusions and Recommendations webinar for early to mid-November. Please stay tuned as it will be worth the wait!

Sarah Bowles

WEBINAR – Why the ‘Trump era’ could last for thirty years

It is likely that even a one-term Trump will go down in history as a president who (more than Obama, Bush, Clinton) symbolized a “new era” in the history of the West. The new era will last for a few decades, as the “social democratic era” lasted for three decades (1945-1975) and the “neoliberal era “ lasted for three plus decades (1980 to 2010+). It is marked by a shift in the center of gravity of western politics/policies in the direction of (1) authoritarian-nationalism and exclusionary identity politics; (2) illiberal internationalism — including less commitment to free international trade and free international capital movements, and less support for legacy multilateral organizations, like those of the UN.

Sarah Bowles

WEBINAR – Canadian Foreign Policy: Time For A Re-Set?

Moderator: Margaret Huber, Speakers: Peggy Mason and Daryl Copeland
On June 17, Canada lost its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council, the second time in a decade that it has tried and failed to do so. This event has stoked debate about Canada’s standing in the UN, and much self-searching about the role Canada plays (or should play) on the world stage. The world of 2020 is fundamentally different from the postwar world of 1950 when the foundations of Canada’s foreign policy were laid. Lamentably, the threat of nuclear annihilation remains. But in addition, the climate crisis poses an additional existential threat. And Canada is no longer the leading peacekeeper and aid donor that it once was. The Canadian foreign service is understaffed and under-resourced to meet the challenges of today. All that being so, a review of Canada’s foreign policy is overdue. This webinar will take stock of emerging global and national realities, along with Canada’s international aspirations and capabilities, in thinking about the shape of foreign policy in the decades ahead. Just as important, perhaps, it will consider how a sweeping review of our foreign policy should be structured, to make it open and inclusive, and not simply a dialogue among foreign policy experts.

Sarah Bowles