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… Continue Reading Watch the webinar: Anti-Inflation Policy, Green Finance, and the Climate Crisis
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… Continue Reading Watch the webinar: Inequities in the Global Financial System: Tackling the Looming Debt Crisis in the Global South
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… Continue Reading Watch the webinar: International Climate Finance Perspectives from Canada and the Caribbean
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… Continue Reading Webinar: The Energy Transition
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… Continue Reading Webinar: What Can You Do to Green Canada’s Financial System?
Recent electoral victories by left-leaning leaders and parties mark another turn in the oscillations of Latin American politics, but they also signal enduring changes. The electoral success of the left is a sign of both the durability of electoral democracy and the persistence of social pressures in highly unequal societies. Join us for this webinar, as Maxwell Cameron… Continue Reading Watch the Webinar – What are the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America?
Today the same technologies that brought us the Internet and are transforming medicine are reshaping food and farming systems. Smart tractors know where they are in the field and plant the right seed in the right place and give it the right amount of fertilizer, robotic milkers boost productivity while maintaining herd health and reduce potentially harmful inputs… Continue Reading Webinar April 6 – The Role of Innovation and Technology in Feeding the Future
Canada is currently undertaking a review of its General Preferential Tariff and the Least Developed Country (LDC) Tariff. At stake is whether Canada will continue to treat exports from female-intensive and growth-promoting industries favorably or not. Canada’s highest-value industrial imports from developing countries are in many cases apparel. LDCs Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal have benefitted from a growth-promoting… Continue Reading View Video of Canada’s Review of General Preferential Tariffs & Feminism
Find out during our February webinar, with Bruce Campbell and Jason MacLean, as they discuss how Big Oil’s regulatory capture practices are preventing Canada from meeting the UN Climate Targets. Bruce Campbell is the editor of “Corporate Rules: The Real World of Business Regulation in Canada: How government regulators are failing the public interest,” James Lorimer, 2022. He… Continue Reading Watch the video: Canada can’t reach UN Climate Targets. Why not?