Oil and World Politics- Canada Plays the Oil Game too

Petroleum geopolitics are complex. When clashes and conflicts occur, they are multi-dimensional. Foster’s book “Oil and World Politics. The real story of today’s conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, and more” explores pieces of the multi-faceted puzzle in the dark world of petroleum and fits them together.

Culpeper and Tanner: Canada is losing the fight against climate calamity

ROY CULPEPER & SUSAN TANNER Ottawa Citizen Newspaper Opinion Column Updated: October 15, 2018   Three things are conspicuously weak in Canada’s strategy to combat climate change: We have insufficient resolve to reduce the supply and consumption of fossil fuels; we need better incentives to promote the development of and shift to renewable energy; and national and provincial plans to… Read More »

Getting to Nuclear Zero: Building Common Security for a Post-MAD World Update

Nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humankind. But if we are to eliminate them from military arsenals, and displace their role in NATO’s strategic concept, what is the process that will make that happen, what will the world without nuclear weapons look like, and once we achieve that world, how do we sustain it? The Group of 78… Read More »

Climate Stomp! September 29, 7-11pm

Please join us at our upcoming event: Climate Stomp! Hosted by the Group of 78. This evening will include live music, dancing, fundraising activities, appetizers, and a cash bar! This is a free event, so invite friends and family to join us for a night of singing and dancing. Donations are greatly appreciated at the door. Donations of $20 and over will… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World

The conference will examine questions such as:
• The complex context of the Climate Challenge, nationally and internationally, and the policy framework required to address it.
• The leadership needed to promote global cooperation in addressing the Climate Crisis in a timely manner.
• Creating coherence between green public policies and related socio-economic policies such as military and trade agreements.

Film Screening: Anote’s Ark (2017)

What if your country was swallowed by the sea?
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.

Sarah Bowles

Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs calling for Saudi arms export investigation

July 3, 2018 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Re: Call for independent, external review into reports of misuse of Canadian military exports by Saudi Arabia Dear Minister Freeland, As civil society organizations with expertise and long-standing interest in strengthening Canada’s arms export controls, we are writing… Read More »