Can Qatar’s World Cup Really Be Carbon Neutral?

Qatar — the world’s highest carbon emitter on a per capita basis — made big promises in its winning bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. But will they deliver? Doha-based journalism professor Craig LaMay writes that while sports megaevent hosts face increasing pressure to address environmental concerns, critical coverage of their follow-through is challenging, especially in countries with no free press or public right to government information.

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Canada's Climate Minister: "From ‘Green Jesus’ To ‘Radical Pragmatist’

"When top environmental ministers from the Group of Seven industrial countries met in Berlin in May, Steven Guilbeault was among them. But for the first time in his long career, he was meeting with the ministers inside the summit, rather than protesting in the streets outside."

Source: Washington Post, 07/14/2022

"US Cruise Ships Using Canada as a 'Toilet Bowl' for Polluted Waste"

"Lax Canadian regulations create ‘perverse incentive’ for US cruise ships en route to Alaska to discharge toxic mix of chemicals and wastewater off British Columbia, report says".

Source: Guardian, 07/12/2022
December 5, 2022 to December 17, 2022

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)

Biodiversity COP15, chaired by China, will conclude in Montreal, Canada, Dec. 5 to 17 with expected approval of a landmark global agreement. Originally planned for Kunming, China in 2020, COP15 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and later split into a two-part event.

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