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  • June 15, 2018

    Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon showcases how the city is aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    The new Peg website uses innovative technology to track how Winnipeg is doing on key issues and, for the first time, links that progress to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • May 15, 2018

    New initiative launched to support Canada’s low-carbon transition

    Carbon Transitions Initiative will work with partners at the national, regional and local levels, focusing on key action areas such as: industry competitiveness and carbon; agricultural opportunities and carbon; interprovincial cooperation and alignment on climate policy; and climate communications to build public support for action.

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  • April 24, 2018

    Media Availability: Is Canada Ready to Implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

    The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has just released a report that reveals the Government of Canada is not adequately prepared to implement the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IISD's experts are ready to respond.

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  • March 26, 2018

    Media Availability: Is Canada on track for climate action? Responding to a new report from the Office of the Auditor General

    Tomorrow, federal and provincial auditors general release a new report on progress towards climate action in Canada. IISD's experts are ready to respond.

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  • March 21, 2018

    #EveryDropCounts: UN-Water and IISD team up on SDG 6 information

    To mark World Water Day, UN-Water and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are pleased to announce a new agreement to collaborate in providing information on implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6. 

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  • February 07, 2018

    Only 53% of Winnipeggers Have Convenient Access to Public Transit, new study

    Just over half of Winnipeggers (53 per cent) have convenient access to public transit. This is according to a new study from IISD—the first to explore convenient access to public transit in Winnipeg.

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  • January 31, 2018

    Remembering Jason Potts

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Jason Potts, visionary and leader in championing inclusive sustainability standards, has died. His work towards making trade more sustainable and fair will always live on, emboldened forever by his leadership. 

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  • December 18, 2017

    Reducing How Much Nitrogen Enters a Lake Has Little Impact on Algal Blooms, Find Canadian Scientists

    Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms can fix atmospheric nitrogen dissolved in the water, and therefore water stewards should focus their efforts on removing phosphorus from lakes to combat algal blooms. 

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  • December 12, 2017

    Winnipeggers’ Need for Better Quality, More Affordable Housing Increases for First Time Since 1996

    The number of Winnipeggers in "core housing need" increased to 12.1 per cent in 2016, up from 10.3 per cent in 2011. This is according to new data released by Peg. 

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  • December 11, 2017

    Members Call for WTO to Play a Central Role in Ending Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    A coalition of 12 World Trade Organization Members is urging the WTO today to advance the discussion on fossil fuel subsidies, asking for transparency and reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption.

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