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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.
Migrants found off the coast near Dover being brought to safety on a royal lifeboat after hundreds attempted Channel crossings in August 2020. Andy Rain/EPA

‘Welcoming’ European welfare states are forcing refugees through mazes of harmful rules

For many fleeing their home countries, destinations in northern Europe were the ultimate goal. But what happened when they got there?
The number of Canadian peacekeeping forces deployed around the world is at an all-time low. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

UN Security Council: Actually, the world doesn’t need more Canada

Canada sees itself as a peacekeeper and an independent voice in global affairs. The recent vote for a seat on the UN Security Council shows the world doesn’t agree with that image.
The sun is setting on oil and gas. Creating green income trusts could give private investors incentives to massively scale up investments in new low-carbon energy technologies — and help the province of Alberta. (Pixabay)

Green income trusts could accelerate Canada’s energy transition

Research into income trusts shows that they once helped increase investments in oil and gas. They could do so again — but this time targeted towards low-carbon technologies.
The baby box in Finland is embedded as part of the maternity system. Kela

Baby box: child welfare experts say use of sleep boxes could potentially put infants’ lives at risk

It has become common to believe that if babies sleep in these boxes, it will help protect them from sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, the research does not back this up.
The Garzweiler surface mine produced 35 million tonnes of brown coal (lignite) in 2017. Germany plans to phase-out coal-fired power by 2038. (Shutterstock)

Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it

Plans to reduce emissions quickly are seductive but can stall. Climate initiatives should end dependence on fossil energy and pursue a path towards a more just and equitable society.
Some Nordic school kids are doing an average of two to three hours of physical activity a week. Does Australia need to lift its game? CAHPER/Sangudo/Flickr

Look up north. Here’s how Aussie kids can move more at school, Nordic style

Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.

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