To reach Paris goals will require a full-out transformation of the global economy. It will demand that we make both individual and collective lifestyle changes. "The Earth is outside its comfort zone, so it's time we step outside of...
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is set to present her first federal budget within the next few weeks. This pandemic recovery budget offers an opportunity to shape the future more than any previous budget in recent memory. Freeland's fall economic...
The Paris Agreement is now five years old. And there's only one decade left for the signatories of the accord to achieve their 2030 emissions targets—Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The economics of climate change (previously published in Yale Climate...
Canada's recent net-zero legislation (Bill C-12) fails once again to meet the scale of the climate threat Canadians and the world are up against. It is not the transformative piece of legislation that the Liberals promised and that Canadians...
This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
There are two sides to Canada's post pandemic recovery. On the bright side there’s massive public support for a recovery that puts people before profits and tackles both the climate crisis and the coronavirus crisis simultaneously. Hundreds of organizations...
"The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future," says a recent opinion piece in The Guardian. The article highlights an open letter by over 100 economists calling for...
A recent analysis by CBC News shows the delicate balancing act facing the Canadian government as the economy begins to reopen and find its new normal. There’s a very strong advocacy for a green recovery both in Canada and...
The number of COVID-19 cases is surging in the U.S. Summers are getting hotter because of climate change. And then add record unemployment levels. What you have is the perfect pandemic storm. "A dangerous and uncharted trifecta of the pandemic,...
In a previous article, Brad Zarnett asks if "our ape brains are poorly configured to address a slow moving crisis with speed." One might be quick to point out that the world is reacting with speed to the coronavirus...