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  • January 22
    Six Key Factors in Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    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.

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  • January 4
    How to Beat Pollution Before It Beats Us

    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.

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  • December 21
    Federal government announces next steps for establishing carbon pricing across Canada: Reaction

    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.

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  • December 21
    2017 Disaster Lessons: Climate-sensitive planning is a must

    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.

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  • December 19
    New Year’s Resolutions: Is a pollution-free planet possible to achieve?

    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.

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  • December 13
    What Are Algal Blooms and Why Do They Matter?

    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.

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  • December 11
    To Phase Out Coal, World Leaders Should Learn from Tobacco Action

    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.

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  • December 11
    Message to Argentina: Inclusiveness makes better policy

    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.

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  • December 9
    Paris to Paris: Raising climate finance without raising global temperature

    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? 

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  • December 6
    Four Ways to Empower Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    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.

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