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Climate conferences provide platforms for collaboration among countries, venues for interaction across levels of governance and critical events to mobilize civil society and media coverage. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 failed. So why continue with these UN climate summits?

There have been 27 UN COP meetings. Despite these negotiations, the planet is on target to exceed emission thresholds for global warming. Given these failures, why continue with this process?
Bill 23 proposes to eliminate or weaken many housing development regulations including site plan controls, which keep us and our natural environment safe from the negative effects of poorly controlled development. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ontario’s Bill 23 proposes more homes built faster, but this comes at an environmental cost

Poorly regulated housing is leading to more greenhouse gas emissions through energy loss, increased energy requirements and greater exposure to weather extremes.
The warming of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is causing upheaval in the balance of species, with direct repercussions on the commercial fishing sector. Shutterstock

Warming waters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are disrupting commercial fishing

The warming observed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is causing upheaval in the balance of the species living there. That is having direct repercussions on the commercial fishing sector.
Developing countries are calling for more funding and for changes at the World Bank. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

4 signs of progress at the UN climate change summit

The biggest issues at COP27 involve financing for low-income countries hit hard by climate change. A former World Bank official describes some promising signs she’s starting to see.
Wet'suwet'en Chief Madeek reacts with his middle finger to protest the Royal Bank of Canada’s funding of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and other fossil fuel investments in Toronto in April 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

A Canadian senator aims to end the widespread financial backing of fossil fuels

Sen. Rosa Galvez has called for ambitious and coherent government intervention to address the risks financial institutions pose to climate. Here’s why Canadians must rally around her.
Population growth fuels knowledge, leading to new technology and energy use, fueling more population growth. Robert Essel/The Image Bank via Getty Images

8 billion humans: How population growth and climate change are connected as the ‘Anthropocene engine’ transforms the planet

The UN estimates the global population will pass 8 billion people on Nov. 15, 2022. From the Stone Age to today, here’s how things spiraled out of control.

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