Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, plays with children in an early learning and child care centre in Brampton, Ont., March 28, 2022.
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Where new early learning and child-care programs are located, how they are designed, built and resourced, and what they teach can either add to the problem of climate change or help mitigate it.
South Africa’s carbon tax is in line with the international ‘polluter pays’ principle.
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The urgency of the climate crisis was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic for a while, but the South African government displayed a renewed climate focus over the past year.
According to an IPCC analysis, planting trees can help keep global warming below 1.5 C.
A tax credit for companies that invest in carbon capture technology would divert financing away from cheaper and safer climate solutions.
Two people walk their bicycles along a flooded street on the waterfront of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017.
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Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean’s ability to continue to regulate climate.
Herders at the N'gonga cattle market, Niger: Changing rainfall patterns alter locations of pastures the migrating herders depend on.
Changing climatic conditions and ecological hazards are an important migration driver in sub-Saharan Africa.
Australia’s overall emissions are rising, high electricity prices remain a burden, and there is nervousness about the summer power supply.
The climate policy has become an article of faith within Labor, and among many supporters. It’s also a policy that in the election split voters Labor needed, attracting some but driving away others.
Butler rejected Fitzgibbon’s proposal saying the government’s target ‘is fundamentally inconsistent with the Paris agreement’.
Opposition resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon has had his proposal to bring Labor’s climate change target into line with the government’s immediately torpedoed by the party’s climate spokesman Mark Butler.
The Morrison win doesn’t mean the issue of climate change lacks cut through, or won’t have potency in the future.
Sometimes birthdays are best let pass quietly. The Liberals are finding the 75th anniversary of their founding another unfortunate occasion for the blood sport they thought they’d put behind them.
Governments can choose to spend money in ways that support climate change policy, including a shift to electric vehicle fleets.
New Zealand is introducing new procurement rules to better link government spending with climate change policy. The first target is to reduce emissions profile of the government’s vehicle fleet.
It can be tempting to point fingers, but people with other priorities aren’t necessarily bad.
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In the end, climate policy didn’t swing the federal election, and for those on the losing side it can be tempting to play the blame game. But listening and respect are much better ways to move forward.
Places at the table: the G20 is adept at harnessing the commitment and resources of other international organisations to its own agenda.
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The G20’s power comes from its members, but also vital is its informal structure and close working relationship with other international organisations.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks at an anti-carbon-tax rally in Calgary, in October 2018.
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In order to address a warming planet over the medium and long-term, climate policy must be designed to be adaptable and indeed attractive to those across the political spectrum.
As extreme weather events, like Hurricane Florence, become more common it is time to ask what it will take for the world to finally tackle climate change. Encouragingly, there may be a historical precedent: Victoria London’s handling of the ‘Great Stink’, where growth had turned the River Thames into an open sewer.
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As climate extremes mount, let’s reflect on Victorian London’s ‘Great Stink’ sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.
Flood waters rise in the Montreal neighbourhood of Cartierville in May 2017.
The risk of urban flooding is rising. Overall, residents and municipalities are ill prepared, but there are steps homeowners can take to protect themselves.
Other countries have carbon budgets. Why not Canada?
Canada has made strides, but we’re still far from being a climate leader. Budgeting our emissions would help bring us to the front of the pack.
The IPCC’s first cities conference revealed the challenges in bridging the gaps between scientific knowledge and policy practice, and between cities in developed and developing nations.
The first IPCC conference on cities has highlighted the challenges of reconciling science, urban practices and politics. But it was an important recognition of cities’ leading role in climate action.
The European Investment Bank’s funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
New analysis shows British cities how to save money, reduce emissions and make life better for citizens.
City mayors have taken on a prominent role in committing to action on climate change through forums such as the C40.
It’s a good thing that cities aspire to lead the way in acting on climate change in the absence of stronger national action. But a closer look reveals the limitations of current city-based efforts.
Exxon funded climate scientists while the bulk of its public-facing advertorials argued the science and cause of climate change was uncertain.
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A new study confirms what many already know: Exxon for years sowed uncertainty and doubt about climate change in the public. Should scientists reject certain funding sources?