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Voters follow social distancing measures at the Halifax Convention Centre as they prepare to vote in the federal election in Halifax back in September. This year will bring about a host of significant political issues and events that will impact communities both locally and globally. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Here are some of the political events that will dominate headlines in 2022

International relations, elections, climate change policies and the continuing pandemic are some of the political events to keep an eye out for in the upcoming year.
The first Earth Day in 1972 spurred other countries to support global environmental action. Callista Images/Getty

The first Earth Day was a shot heard around the world

April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which catalyzed action to protect the environment not just in the US but internationally.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Why the Davos elites are still relevant

The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
The University of California-Mexico Initiative Education Working Group created Project SOL, an online curriculum program that teaches students in their native language. University of California, Riverside

The US and Mexico: Education and understanding

Despite hard work by both governments to overcome mistrust, more is needed to build mutual understanding between Americans and Mexicans. Educational partnerships may hold the answer.
Global cooperation is necessary to fight our greatest challenges. Making it happen is much harder. Shutterstock

On the difficulty of being a world citizen

The idea of effective world governance seems highly unlikely, but it’s an idea we must keep returning to.

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