Canada’s forestry sector promotes sustainability in Brazil

Argentina – Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Chair of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP), came out today in strong support of the WWF‘s call-to-action to stop global deforestation saying the challenge could go even further by including a call to…

Bill Gates sets eye on “next green revolution”

EurActive (October 19,2009) – As preparations for the world summit on food security next month speed up, Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of software giant Microsoft, is urging governments, donors, researchers, farmer groups and environmentalists to overcome “ideological” divisions about technological solutions to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. The fight to end hunger is being…

70 Ft Banner: Tar Sands Undermines North America’s Clean Energy Future

Rainforest Action Network releases seventy-foot banner over Niagara Falls to ‘Welcome’ Prime Minister Harper to the U.S. Press Release by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN): September 15, 2009 (Niagara Falls) — Three concerned U.S. citizens have just released a vivid 70-foot banner above the Niagara Falls. Just one day before Prime Minister Harper’s first official…

Environmental Business in the Americas

Port of Entry is a bilingual environmental business network in the Internet for the environmental sector in the Americas. Its objective is to promote innovation in environmental policies and technologies through professional exchange and trade in this sector.

Forget ‘consumer’ society ? try ‘conserver’ society

Global warming has finally made it to centre stage, with unprecedented media coverage. While everyone is calling for government leadership, politicians are recognizing that the solutions to global warming are far broader and more complex than what they can deliver before the next election. Read the Globe’s web-exclusive comment…

UN talks to set climate goals continue in 2008

Delegates at an international conference in Nairobi have reached a preliminary agreement to meet again in 2008 to set a timetable to cut greenhouse gas emissions after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, Germany’s environment minister said Friday. Sigmar Gabriel said he was disappointed with the preliminary agreement because the world needs to take a…

Canada called environmental ‘fossil’ at UN summit

Nairobi, Kenya ? Canada took its lumps at the UN climate conference Monday, tying with Australia in a “fossil of the day” award while being ranked near the bottom of an environmental group’s list for efforts to combat global warming. Opposition MPs and environmentalists from Canada, meanwhile, struck a common theme at a news conference…

Canada’s #6 in Human Development

Canada ranks #6 in the world according the the UN’s annual report on human development. Back in the 1990s Canada ranked number #1, a fact frequently trumpetted by the canadian government. Are we doing worse as a nation?

Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism and Representation

Is development still women’s best hope of social progress and equality? In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead. It represents the first attempt to ascertain the possibilities, and limitations, of…

Development and Society

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to long-term business growth and success. It also plays an important role in promoting Canadian values internationally and contributing to the sustainable development of communities. International Trade Canada (ITCan) is active in promoting CSR with the Canadian business community, civil society groups, within government and with other countries. Our…

Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization

In Vanishing Borders, French argues that the only long-term solution is a worldwide commitment to strengthening the international treaties and institutions essential for integrating ecological considerations into the still-nascent rules of global commerce. More than 200 international environmental treaties already exist, but few of them stipulate stringent commitments and effective enforcement. And institutions such as…

Fair trade – An alternative economic model

Globalization. Its supporters say it’s opening up world markets to producers from Montreal to Maputo. Its detractors claim globalization does little more than allow producers to acquire their goods from developing countries by exploiting desperately poor people.

Canada moves closer to anti-Kyoto group

GATINEAU, Que. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper moved Canada one step closer to joining an environmental accord with six nations at odds with the Kyoto protocol in a meeting Friday with his Australian counterpart, John Howard.

Fossil Fuel Addiction Driving Polar Bears to Extinction says WWF-Canada

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) released the 2006 Red List of Threatened Species today revealing the ongoing decline of the status of plants and animals. On that list the polar bear has been moved to the threatened category and listed as Vulnerable, and defined as a species that is ?threatened with global extinction?. The Red…

AP6 plan is no alternative to Kyoto: WWF

TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ – Interest in joining the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (known as AP6) expressed by Environment Minister Rona Ambrose yesterday indicates that the federal Government is willing to accept runaway climate change, says WWF, the global conservation organization. The AP6, made up of the United States, China, India, Australia,…