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?

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Annual Conference Report – ADAPTATION: BUILDING RESILIENCE IN THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

The report emanates from the Group of 78’s 2021 annual policy conference, which brought together experts on infrastructure, health, food and agriculture, municipal planning, and finance. They discussed how communities and households could bolster their adaptation to a world in which temperatures in some regions could rise considerably more than 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Such actions must be taken alongside measures to mitigate, or slow down, rising temperatures. However, the reality is that both in Canada and most of the world, adaptation has been critically neglected in contrast to mitigation.

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February 4, 2022 A Group of 78 Statement in Tribute to Clyde Sanger

The G78 Board and members are grateful and honoured to have had Clyde Sanger as colleague, friend and an anchor for our work. While sharing our condolences to his sons and their families, we salute Clyde’s remarkable life and the richness he brought to others in this post; which includes a personal, heartfelt tribute to Clyde by the Honorable Douglas Roche, O.C.

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January 16, 2022 Recording – Economic Sanctions: Legal and Policy Implications

Join us for our 18 January webinar from 10-11:30 EST for a timely discussion on non-UN authorized economic sanctions, an increasingly favoured – and controversial – foreign policy tool.

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November 23, 2021 Recording – Religious Leader Engagement – An Emerging Contribution to Peacebuilding

Learn what RLE is, how it is utilized, and lessons learned by Canadian Armed Forces in peace-building as well as by domestic institutions. Featuring: General Roméo Dallaire, Dr. Moore, Brigadier General Guy Belisle, and Sylvie Lemiux.

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G78 Recommends Action to Adapt to Climate Change in Letter to the Prime Minister

The following letter was sent to the Prime Minister as well as the Ministers of Global Affairs, Finance (& Deputy Prime Minister), Environment & Climate Change, International Development, Trade Agriculture, Health, Infrastructure, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Natural Resources Canada, requesting action with the recommendations from our 2021 Annual Policy Conference.

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