Catherine McKenna, former minister of environment and climate change and former minister of infrastructure and communities, spoke to Research Money about the outcomes of the COP26 climate summit, the federal emissions cap on the oil and gas industry, federal investment needed to ensure the country meets its emissions-reduction targets and her two “passions”: climate action and supporting women and girls.
Organization: United Nations
COP26 indicates an accelerating timeline for the transition away from fossil fuels. Moving faster in Canada while avoiding short-term harm will become increasingly complex, writes Research Money’s managing editor Sebastian Leck.
Canada must prioritize the “three Ds” — digitization, decarbonization and decentralization — to become a world leader in the global energy transformation in response to the climate crisis, Frederick Morency, vice-president, energy and services at Schneider Electric Canada, says in an op-ed.
To recognize the annual United Nations World Oceans Day (June 8) and its theme “One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together,” Research Money spoke with Kendra MacDonald, CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, about the opportunities and challenges in growing the country’s ocean economy and the Ocean Supercluster’s activities.
The federal government invests in protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale; a Canadian-led social media movement aims to stop the spread of misinformation around COVID-19; University Health Network study shows full dose blood thinners decrease need for life support in COVID-19 patients, and a new report says Canada’s PhD students face persistent barriers applying skill sets.
Finding answers to the most pressing social and economic questions will help countries develop science-based recovery plans that stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The federal and Quebec governments are teaming up on a $15-million investment to advance responsible development of artificial intelligence, including a new international centre of AI expertise in Montréal.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages the CPP’s $420-billion portfolio, should immediately divest from all fossil fuel holdings in response to the climate emergency and to reduce financial risk for current and future CPP recipients, says the lead author of a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report.
Scientists and scholars have submitted recommendations to G7 leaders for consideration when they meet June 8-9 for their annual summit in Charlevoix QC. The recommendations are contained in two statements on the “most pressing issues of our times” – the digital future and the global Arctic.