International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided in resolution 49/214 that on August 9th each year, International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples would be celebrated. This date marks the day of the first meeting in 1982 of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. Watch the brief video below created by theContinue reading “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples”

Carbon Offsetting in International Aviation: A Critique of CORSIA

This article was written by University of Waterloo student Erin Murray on carbon offsetting and the challenges being faced by the international aviation community, specifically relating to the Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme (CORSIA). Key Messages In order to achieve Carbon Neutral Growth by 2020, a market-based instrument is required to bridge the gap. CurrentContinue reading “Carbon Offsetting in International Aviation: A Critique of CORSIA”

The Environmental Impacts of Donald J. Trump’s Reign: A Series

This article series will be focusing on the positive and negative environmental impacts that occurred during the 4 years that Donald J. Trump was the 46th president of the United States. Donald J. Trump first expressed interest in becoming the President of the United States in 1987, and even entered the race in 2000 asContinue reading “The Environmental Impacts of Donald J. Trump’s Reign: A Series”

The Sustainable Development Goals: Global Setbacks

How was global progress on the goals pre-COVID? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted this progress? The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be hard-hitting and long-lasting, according to The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020. The 2020 Report includes data on each of the 17 goals before the outbreak of the pandemic, and how the outbreak has irreversiblyContinue reading “The Sustainable Development Goals: Global Setbacks”

The Sustainable Development Goals: What Are They? Why Do They Matter?

What Are They? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in 2012. The aim of the conference was to produce a set of universal goals that would meet the urgent environmental, political, and socio-economic challenges facing our communities (UNDP, 2015). The Conference included 193 memberContinue reading “The Sustainable Development Goals: What Are They? Why Do They Matter?”