Beyond City Limits – Planetary Stewardship in an Urbanizing World

  GLOBE-Net, November 13, 2012 – The sustainability of a city can no longer be considered in isolation from the sustainability of human and natural resources it uses from proximal or distant regions, or from the combined resource use and impacts of cities globally....
Posted On 13 Nov 2012

Newfoundland and Labrador Growing Opportunities through Climate Change Leadership

  GLOBE-Net, November 5, 2012 – As communities along the Atlantic seaboard pick up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, many are asking questions about the underlying cause of this monster storm. While random weather events that happened to come together simultaneously...
Posted On 05 Nov 2012

Time for a Reality Check – A GLOBE-Net Editorial

  GLOBE-Net, July 17, 2012 – Two highly topical energy-related issues have engaged Canadian environmental interests of late and are shaping governmental policies at both the national and provincial level. These are the role of natural gas as a transition fuel to a...
Posted On 17 Jul 2012

Rio+20 – Where to now? A GLOBE-Net Editorial

  GLOBE-Net, June 27, 2012 – The Rio+20 Summit has come and gone, leaving many of the over 45,000 people that made the costly journey to Brazil wondering if it was worth the effort. Their concerns are justified. Rio+20 could have delivered so much more. While it should...
Posted On 27 Jun 2012

World Environment Day 2012 – It came and went. Has anything changed?

  A GLOBE-Net Editorial GLOBE-Net, June 6, 2012 – Events and celebrations took place around the world yesterday (June 5th) to mark the 29th World Environment Day. This year’s event was particularly significant as it took place virtually on the eve of Rio+20, a...
Posted On 06 Jun 2012

EDITORIAL: Getting past the science of climate change debate

  GLOBE-Net, March 1, 2012 – Like many in my profession, I have grown weary of the divisive and polarized debate over the science of climate change that has been such a disruptive force in recent years. This debate is too often carried out in extremes: Either you...
Posted On 01 Mar 2012

Flawed figures, Squandered Leadership

December 20, 2011 By James Tansey The climate conference in Durban could have had a very different outcome, but instead, the Federal Government’s withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol not only damaged Canada’s reputation internationally, it also squandered an opportunity...
Posted On 20 Dec 2011

The Path Forward – Is Canada a Leader or a Laggard?

A GLOBE-Net Editorial GLOBE-Net, December 15, 2011- In the wake of the 11th hour accord reached in Durban, South Africa (labeled the Durban Platform), Canada formally declared its decision to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto Accord, the international agreement to cut greenhouse...
Posted On 15 Dec 2011