Tagged with sustainable development

Canada’s financial community has yet to fully grasp the numerous challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the transition to a low-carbon economy

Canada’s financial community has yet to fully grasp the numerous challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the transition to a low-carbon economy

As all countries try to find the right way forward in the low-carbon energy transition, it is useful to read what is happening in Canada. Sean Cleary and Ryan Riordan of Queen’s University write on The Conversation website about some of the opportunities being missed by the financial sector. Do you have similar issues in … Continue reading

da Vinci sensitive to environmental concerns

da Vinci sensitive to environmental concerns

As we seek to improve our society’s sustainability, it is good to reflect on how our environment was viewed by others in the past. Susan Broomhall and Andrea Gaynor from the University of Western Australia revisit the views of Leonardo da Vinci. EiD readers should enjoy this.   Leonardo da Vinci revisited: was he an … Continue reading

Addressing ‘wickedness’

Addressing ‘wickedness’

Wicked is an emotive word, conjuring up many thoughts and images. One can think of the musical Wicked, for starters.  But Ana de Almeida Kumlien and Paul Coughlan from Trinity College Dublin bring a different perspective in an article on The Conversation Website.  But, as they open their article, “Wicked problems are issues so complex … Continue reading

Update on high-level meeting on SDG financing

Update on high-level meeting on SDG financing

Ana Maria Lebada from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides an update on a high-level meeting on SDG financing in New York.   High-level Meeting on SDG Financing Calls for Better Data, Long-term Investment During the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, … Continue reading

Linking trade and pollution in the developing world

Linking trade and pollution in the developing world

Jonas Gamso, Assistant Professor of International Trade and Global Studies at Arizona State University writes on The Conversation website about the link between trade and air pollution. It is an interesting article that raises an important question. What do you think?   Is China worsening the developing world’s environmental crisis? The developing world is in … Continue reading