One of G78’s members, Lawrence Cumming, crafted an articulate letter to the Canadian Prime Minister, as well as other Ministers. You can download the letter from the link provided here. You can read it when you open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Statement by the Group of 78 – October 28, 2023Adopted by the Board of Directors by a strong majority with one objection. The Middle East region, and more specifically, the geographic region that includes Palestine, Israel, and Lebanon has once again been ravaged by acts of violence that have been met by further acts of violence, much of which is… Read More »
We’ve been busy since the conference officially ended on Monday, downloading, editing, and uploading the webinars to YouTube. Our playlist is accessible through the button below.
The conference is over, but our work is not. With thanks to our moderators, speakers, and rapporteurs for their work during our 2023 Conference, we are busy crafting our report that will outline our recommendations for policy related to Preventing and Stopping Violence: Effective Actions to Curtail Conflict. Look for it on our website and social media soon!
We warmly invite you to join our dialog for our 2023 Annual Policy Conference from September 25 to October 2. Our theme is Preventing & Stopping Violence: Effective Actions to Curtail Conflict. For full information please click the button below.
In 2009, a paper in Nature attempted to calculate how much of the world’s reserves of oil, gas, and coal would have to stay in the ground to hold rates of climate change to tolerable levels. Financiers and investors quickly realized the shattering implications: Companies and countries that thought they were sitting on the energy equivalent of goldmines were likely… Read More »
As geopolitical shifts and emerging uncertainties continue to drive up debt servicing costs across the world, with disproportionate impacts across poor and vulnerable countries, economic systems in much of the Global South are under severe stress. From Sri Lanka and Ghana to Lebanon and Zambia, tightening global financial conditions are wreaking havoc across several emerging markets and developing economies. The situation is particularly dire in the… Read More »
It has become clear over the past few decades that the poorest developing countries are suffering the worst devastation from the climate crisis, in the form of droughts, flooding, and rising seas, despite being the least responsible for global warming. While the need for financial support for developing countries, particularly for climate change adaptation, has been acknowledged, financing… Read More »
Learn about what the shift to a zero-carbon economy will look like (including debunking common myths), understand the major milestones we need to meet in Canada and get an overview of the different levers that can help us meet our goals. In this webinar, SHIFT Director Adam Scott, IISD Senior Policy Advisor Nichole Dusyk, and IISD Policy Analyst… Read More »
Canada cannot achieve its climate goals without the full participation of the financial system. Canadians with bank accounts, pension funds and/or insurance policies all have a vested interest in aligning this system with climate safety. Learn what financial actors are already doing, what more needs to be done, the role for regulation, and what you can do. Our… Read More »