Academics, civil society groups, and investors are advocating for economic recovery centred around climate change
An independent task force of financial and environmental policy experts has released a report
calling on government to invest in energy efficient buildings; jumpstart the production and adoption of zero-emissions vehicles; and grow Canada’s clean energy and clean technology sectors.
The report echoes many of ICTC’s own recommendations
: to direct infrastructure and other stimulus spending at green and clean energy production, as well as to support investment in clean energy.
On Monday, an investor group
managing $47 trillion in assets targeted 161 of the world’s top polluting companies
, which account for about 80% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The investor group is asking for more action from companies to “get to net-zero” and meet the terms of the 2015 Paris agreement to limit global warming.
Tensions rise internationally over cross-border data flows due to intellectual property, privacy, and national security concerns
Internet company ByteDance has reportedly reached a deal
with a US tech firm just four days away from its government-imposed sales deadline. The US government threatened to ban TikTok in August over national security concerns
, unless the company sells its US business by September 20th.