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Federal and provincial housing supply efforts shouldn’t jeopardize either affordability or climate resilience

Click here to view original web page at www.pembina.org It’s time for homes and buildings to emit less carbon and ...

Vast new Marine Protected Areas are PNG’s first to be co-managed by Indigenous communities

Click here to view original web page at news.mongabay.com On Nov. 12, the government of Papua New Guinea declared two large new marine protected areas...

How broad is support for post-growth and post-capitalist ideas: Recent data would suggest its substantial

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Here is a list of studies, surveys and polling results that shed some light on popular...

COP28: How 7 policies could help save a billion lives by 2100

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com In a recent review of more than 180 peer-reviewed articles — which I conducted with fellow...

For equality and the climate, a European wealth tax

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu The richest 10 per cent in the world are responsible for the same carbon emissions as...

COP28 must focus on the climate-fuelled health crisis

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu The data show we are heading toward catastrophe, yet world leaders ...

“Affordable housing” isn’t affordable unless it’s energy efficient

Click here to view original web page at www.pembina.org As governments across Canada commit to building thousands of new homes, they also must...

Canada must stop treating climate disasters like unexpected humanitarian crises

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Two years after devastating wildfires razed 90 per cent of Lytton, B.C., reconstruction is slow and...

How sustainable, livable and resilient housing can help us adapt to a changing future

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com This summer, Canada experienced wildfires, extreme heat, drought and flooding. Other regions of the world faced...

Tax fairness and the path to a green economy

Click here to view original web page at in-sights.ca Economist DT Cochrane and Katrina Miller, executive director of Canadians For Tax Fairness, authored a report...

Imagining the future: How to build in place sustainably

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org This article was originally published by The Raven. Preface: The seminal power of imagination Ursula K. LeGuin, who...

Good data is key to addressing economic disparities in Canada

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org What do Dalhousie, N.B., Ponass Lake, Sask., and Rainbow Lake, Alta., have in common? According to...

Fostering public research or boosting Big Tech?

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu The European Health Data Space should serve ...

Addressing the climate crisis requires a diplomatic and global finance overhaul

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org When considering security crises in 2023, the top item on the list of most Canadian policymakers...

Air quality critical for social justice and the environment

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu New European air laws can save lives and help the climate. A key vote takes ...

Finally, a Real Chance for International Tax Cooperation

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net After decades of resistance by rich nations, African governments successfully pushed for the United Nations to...

Civil Society Organizations Unite to Urge Public Development Banks to Change the Way Development Is Done

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net In the midst of a complex web of crises, spanning climate change, biodiversity depletion, constraints on...

Report lays out Bristol’s climate-friendly food plans

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org The Bristol Good Food 2030 (BGF2030) Action Plan identifies steps to a more sustainable local food...

To reduce rising crime rates, Canada needs to invest more in social services

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Martin Andresen does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company...

UN should be learning from sustainable food producers – not hosting Big Ag

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Small-scale farmers and Indigenous groups say they have again been ...

The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Africa

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media...

Canada takes first steps to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ but is it enough?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Canada recently took its first bold step to regulate the production and use of a large...

What if Fiscal Policy Was Driven by Climate and Social Justice?

Click here to view original web page at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu The climate movement’s “polluter pays” and “tax the rich” calls have gained traction in recent years,...

How First Nations Are Asserting Sovereignty Over Their Lands and Waters

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca Indigenous Marine Protected and Conserved Areas hold a key to food security and balancing ecological and...

Canada is failing to regulate AI amid fear, hype and corporate control

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org Recently, at a time when fear and hype around artificial intelligence (AI) were already running high,...

Upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples is key to the energy transition in remote communities

Click here to view original web page at www.pembina.org UNDRIP, self-determination, and the clean energy transition This is the tenth publication in Climate and energy policy...

Forget GDP growth, it’s sustainable wellbeing we need to aim for

Click here to view original web page at www.opendemocracy.net An EU conference on sustainable wellbeing provided a real vision ...

How to rapidly reduce fossil fuel use

Click here to view original web page at fpif.org The burning of fossil fuels—oil, coal, natural gas—is responsible for nearly 90 percent of global carbon...

Post-growth Europe: 400+ experts call for well-being economy

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Authored by: Timothée Parrique, Kate Raworth and Vincent Liegey Signed by, among others: Milena Buchs, Eloi Laurent,...

Only fundamental change can fix our broken food systems

Click here to view original web page at news.mongabay.com As the climate crisis deepens, extreme weather events are growing in frequency and severity, with droughts,...

“Not growing but thriving”: The Starting Point of a Paradigm Shift

Click here to view original web page at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu What if we understood the economy not as some abstract construct at once shaping society but...

As Alberta burns, we need a political vision to extinguish the flames

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca Alberta’s wildfires make the case for bold climate action while Danielle Smith and...

What Does a Prudent Budget Look Like in these Challenging Times?

Click here to view original web page at afhimelfarb.wordpress.com I have been trying to sort out why I so dislike the recent federal budget. The...

Limits of the Shift to Renewable Energy: The Rising Chorus of Skeptics

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca “Sometime during this century, it is highly likely that worldwide depletion of natural resources will force...

Why Do We Even Need Private Banks?

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Since Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, some commentators have been waking...

Building a livable Ontario means addressing the housing and climate crises

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Editors Note: SocialCommons.ca is a member of the Alliance for a Livable Ontario. This is...
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