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.
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 »
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 »
October 20, 2021 Recording – Putting your money where it can fight climate change
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”.
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.
August 10, 2021 Recording – NATO: Solution or Problem?
The Taliban are advancing in Afghanistan; Libya remains in a state of chaos; and NATO enlargement has heightened tensions on Europe’s eastern borders – NATO’s record in the past two decades is not looking particularly good. Nonetheless, at its most recent summit, the alliance broadened its horizons, speaking in terms of containing China – a state far removed from the North Atlantic. In light of these developments, Professor Paul Robinson of the University of Ottawa will discuss whether NATO is a solution to problems of international security or whether it is itself one of the problems.
June 16, 2021 Recording – Global Vaccine Inequity: a Tale of two pandemics
June 16th, Dr Peter Singer, Special Advisor to the Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization will speak on how COVID19 has shone a harsh light on the pre-existing social and economic inequities among and within countries. It has also used in the defining challenge of our time: vaccine equity. This can be addressed with dollars, dose sharing, and domestic manufacturing. Ultimately COVID-19 vaccine sustainable equity and regional security will depend on domestic production supported by sharing of technology, know how and intellectual property. This is the world’s Mandela moment: it always seems impossible until its done!
May 25, 2021 Recording – Religious Soft Diplomacy and the UN – Dialogue with the Editors
The engagement of religious diplomacy with the United Nations systems has become increasingly important for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The editors argue that effective religious diplomacy must reflect the great diversity of religious and spiritual expressions within human communities. Religious engagement in the United Nations systems has been understandably constrained by limited and formal organizational structures and conventions. The editors discus how increased engagement with marginalized voices of religion or belief contributes to a more inclusive public discourse.