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Six Key Factors in Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
Formalizing the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector would bring it into the formal sector through legal, regulatory and policy frameworks. We explore six of the key ways we can formalize ASM to bring about potential benefits to millions.Read More
How to Beat Pollution Before It Beats Us
Pollution—of our water, soil and air—is now the biggest killer on earth. Let’s make 2018 a year of action.Read More
Federal government announces next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada: Reaction
Jane McDonald, Managing Director at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, responds to the federal government announcing its next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada.Read More
2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-sensitive planning is a must
Responding to climate change has become more urgent than ever. This guest blog post from Climate Diplomacy explains what we have learned about responding to disasters this year.Read More
New Year’s Resolutions: Is a pollution-free planet possible to achieve?
Is UNEA’s high ambition of a pollution-free planet unrealistic? Christian Ledwell explores opportunities for countries to have a significant impact through regulatory action that focuses on three specific pollutants.Read More
What Are Algal Blooms and Why Do They Matter?
Algal blooms on lakes are unsightly and can be toxic. Want to know what they are and how we can help combat them? Learn more.Read More
To Phase Out Coal, World Leaders Should Learn from Tobacco Action
A few countries are set to join the coal phase-out club at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday, but more levers will be needed to bring major coal users in line.Read More
Message to Argentina: Inclusiveness makes better policy
Argentina just revoked the credentials of more than 60 civil society participants for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference. Aaron Cosbey explains why this is a bad idea.Read More
Paris to Paris: Raising climate finance without raising global temperature
What does climate (and broader sustainability) leadership mean today, as we close out a year of ever-increasing emissions and one of the top three hottest years on record?Read More
Four Ways to Empower Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
Many women work in artisanal and small-scale mining, but with little support. Stacy Corneau explores four ways to empower women in the sector.Read More