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A Salute to the “Originals”

In 2006, G78 produced a booklet to commemorate the 25th anniversary and to remember with respect and affection those of the original signatories who had passed away since the signing. For the 40th anniversary we took on a similar project – to remember those of the “Originals” who had subsequently passed on between 2006 and the present.  As there are currently only 13 of the original 78 remaining with us, we decided to include brief accounts of their lives as well.

Posted by: Sarah Bowles

May 3, 2022 Recording – What Ukraine tells us about nuclear deterrence and common security

In the shadow of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, moderator Peggy Mason will explore with panelists Robin Collins and Cesar Jaramillo what the crisis may mean for nuclear disarmament goals, European security, NATO’s reliance on nuclear deterrence, and challenges to the UN and UN Charter framework itself.

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April 26, 2022 Recording – Why we must take control of Artificial Intelligence

John Anderson will examine the importance of the regulation of AI and new forms of automation both as they effect jobs in the workplace, privacy and use and abuse for monitoring people in and out of the workplace and use in cybersecurity and control. As Vladimir Putin put it in 2017, “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

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G78 Statement Regarding Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

April 5, 2022, G78 calls on Government of Canada to do what is necessary to support a peaceful resolution of the conflict, including the potential provision of security guarantees if agreed and to undertake a responsible and balanced approach to ensure stability returns to the region, while recognizing Ukraine’s rights as a sovereign and independent state.

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March 29, 2022 Recording – Global Food Security and the Ukraine Crisis

This talk examines the implications of concentrated corporate power in the global food system in the context of the current climate and COVID crises, and the current war in Ukraine, and maps out potential policy options to rein in corporate power in the sector.

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March 15, 2022 Event Slides – The Nature Revolution: Global trends in the fight against species collapse

Climate Change and mass extinction have emerged as the twin existential environmental crises of our time. In response, movements and decision makers are increasingly advocating for new approaches and bold commitments that reflect the scale of the problem. In this talk Graham Saul will cover many of the emerging trends related to nature conservation and reflect on how we can help put big new ideas into action in Canada.

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March 3, 2022 Recording – From Climate Laggards to Leaders: Transforming Public Pension Funds

Climate Legacy, in partnership with SHIFT, is hosting an online workshop for working and retired federal public servants on the Public Service Pension Investment Board (PSP) and the climate crisis.

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February 23, 2022 Recording – CACOR EVENT – International Cooperation to Align Fossil Fuel Production with Paris Goals: A Bold New Idea

The Canadian Association for the Club of Rome is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Featuring Tzeporah Berman.

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Peace in the Cross-Hairs: NATO expansion collides with Russian security

Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of hostilities. The NATO powers led by the USA are poised to retaliate with draconian sanctions on the Russian leadership and economy This paper by John Foster illuminates the course of events and (thus far) failed diplomacy that brought us to this point, where NATO’s eastward expansion over the past two decades has clashed with Russia’s security interests

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February 22, 2022 Recording – The Impossible Dream: Bending the long arc of growth and profit toward social benefit at a time of climate emergency

Dr. Lefkoff will examine the reasons why “sustainable investing” (sometimes called impact investing or environmental, social, and governance investing, ESGs) is hastening the exponential race toward global climate collapse, even as CEOs like Larry Fink of BlackRock, the most prominent investment leader in the world, promotes companies like BlackRock as the best hope for a more sustainable version of capitalism.  Here’s the question she will address:  Is it possible to be a good socially responsible citizen, while at the same time carrying out the fiduciary responsibility to make the most profit possible for the shareholders of a corporation?

Posted by: Sarah Bowles