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Can we reach a principled approach to public-private finance?

In a year of major UN Summits on development finance, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate change, the topic that has dominated the discussions has been on the role of the private sector and the finance that it can provide and finance that can be channelled through it. 509 more words

Aid Power Governance

The good, the bad and the meaningful - measuring what matters in the Energy SDG

This week’s The Economist bemoans the list of potential Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets under discussion at the UN as “sprawling and misconceived… 1,574 more words


#Commodities explained: China’s new normal [Financial Times, 2015]

Getting consensus on the impact of rising China can be a challenging proposition. There are many I speak to who still see China through sepia-tinted lenses. 185 more words


2014 Was Hottest Year on Record, Surpassing 2010 - NYTimes.com

The New York Times:

Last year was the hottest in earth’s recorded history, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring scientific warnings about the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped.

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Climate & Environment

Rising sea levels - Florida 'climate refugees'

Florida’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change doesn’t seem at first blush to be a Canadian issue. But every year, some 3.5 million Canadians travel to the sunshine state. 67 more words


Antarctic glacial melt rate triples

“The mass loss of these glaciers is increasing at an amazing rate,” scientist Isabella Velicogna, a co-author of a published paper explaining the findings, said in a written statement. 80 more words


Fears for future generations

A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren. The survey of 2,020 people revealed 50 per cent of respondents are “extremely” or “definitely” concerned about a changing climate, and 78 per cent of those fear the kind of legacy it will leave for future generations. 55 more words