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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2021 Key Messages and Policy Recommendations: Adaptation Building Resilience in the Global Climate Emergency

Overarching Messages: As the climate becomes increasingly destructive of lives, property and biodiversity, it is abundantly clear that human communities must act with urgency—must adapt—to protect themselves from further devastation. Climate change adaptation refers to adjustments in ecological, social, or economic systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and their impacts. In simple terms, countries, communities… Read More »

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October 20, 2021 Recording – Putting your money where it can fight climate change

This webinar will examine how your retirement savings can help defuse the growing climate crisis and pave the transition to a sustainable planet.

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Opinion piece by G78 Chair, Roy Culpeper

The Hill TimesMonday October 11, 2021, p.19 Canada needs to demonstrate sincerity in its climate adaptation actions It is not too late. Canada can still pledge to increase its contribution, by doubling it again to $2-billion a year. That would still amount to less than half its fair share, but would reflect much greater sincerity in its commitment… Read More »

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September 23-30 Recording – 2021 Annual Policy Conference – Adaptation: Building Resilience in the Global Climate Emergency

The aim of this year’s Policy Conference is to enhance the national and global dialogue on the role of adaptation in addressing the threats of climate change. The conference will examine policies that will not only help to shield us from the impacts of climate change but provide ancillary benefits that will make our lives, our communities, our economies and our environment more sustainable. Read more to learn about the scope of the conference, the detailed program, and how to participate.

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September 14, 2021 Recording – A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

The world is not on a path to meet greenhouse gas emission targets to hold global warming to a 1.5 degree increase and avoid climate catastrophe. How are we ever to do this–is it even possible? We need radical systemic change to the way we live and work–during this decade. The world climate conference to be held in November (COP26) will be a crucial test of the world’s willingness and ability to meet this huge challenge. To tackle this enormous issues Seth Klein will present insights from his new book, “A Good War”.

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