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Reducing fossil use and increasing renewable energy worldwide are crucial to both sustainable development and fighting climate change. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

4 strategies for a global breakthrough on energy and climate change

Energy and climate policies aren’t always headed in the same direction, but if they work together they can tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time.
Both climate change and policies to prevent it can rattle the economy. Citizen of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The next big financial crisis could be triggered by climate change – but central banks can prevent it

It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.
As climate change brings longer and drier summers, Canadians will face greater risks of more serious wildfires, like those that tore through neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alta., in May 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

How to build support for ambitious climate action in 4 steps

Governments must expand the number of people who see themselves as “winners” in the transition to a low-carbon society.
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg greets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 leaders summit in La Malbaie, Que., in June 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

5 ways Norway leads and Canada lags on climate action

Canada and Norway face epic challenges in weaning themselves from petroleum dependence.

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