New environmental reports are cause for both hope and alarm and one thing is very clear – traditional military security is not only useless in responding to the climate crisis but is also a massive contributor to it.
Our latest blog features the UN Secretary-General’s clarion call for global action to confront “the world of challenges” before us.
The government of Canada must join with other nations in resisting the Trump administration’s new Cold War with China in favour of maximum efforts to promote pragmatic, constructive cooperation wherever possible.
We commend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for joining with other G7 leaders in support of the WHO and its vital role in confronting the pandemic. We call for that support to include appropriate additional funding.
Canada’s welcome initiative to build international support for a global ceasefire lacks credibility so long as we keep fanning the flames of conflict in Yemen through our continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
We commend some very positive steps by Canada toward global solidarity against COVID-19 but more are needed. And we remember a towering Canadian intellectual and former RI Board member, Mel Watkins.