A new article published in The Lancet Planetary Health cites “land-use induced spillover” as a major, and escalating, risk for new pandemic virus outbreaks. This is the leading theory as to how the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, began to infect hum…
In 1992, nearly 200 nations approved the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It mandated that nations work together “to prevent dang…
Joseph Robertson
The Group of 20 (G20) process is hosted this year by Italy. The Italian G20 Presidency is focusing on a “3P” approach—prioritizing people, planet, and …
Joseph Robertson
Canada has achieved a major win for the protection of people and Nature against extreme climate impacts. On Thursday, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled by a…
Joseph Robertson
Infrastructure is the physical frame on which a society is built. If it is well-designed, state-of-the-art, future-oriented, and considerate of everyon…
Joseph Robertson
The Environmental Protection Agency has restored and relaunched its climate change pages. This is no small thing. A free society depends on an informed…
Joseph Robertson
The Paris Agreement was the fourth major global agreement of 2015, completing a year of renewed global commitment to working toward sustainable peace a…
Joseph Robertson
Just over three years ago, I published the short note “Income inequality puts everything we value at risk”. At that time, the shocking news was that “T…
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