Canada has introduced a new “National Economic Security Lens” for foreign investment, beginning with its critical minerals sector. Scott Burns argues that this new policy is aimed at China, with the goals of “friend-shoring” and protecting the supply chain for these minerals for Canada’s future green investments.
Tag: Climate change
Can Technology Improve Canadian Food Security?
A Sustainable Agricultural Approach Canada’s population increased by over 5% from 2016 to 2021, and it is expected to continue growing. Canada must ensure its agricultural sector is resilient, innovative, and sustainable enough to feed a growing population, and competitive enough to remain a top food exporter. Many countries, including Canada, are currently experiencing serious challenges to their agricultural sectors, Read More…
Toward a “Green Diplomacy”: The Case of the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance
As reported, the “Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance” came into being on August 23. At the same time, the two countries brokered a deal to supply German carmakers Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz with Canadian minerals for electric vehicle batteries. These deals, which will eventually result in Canadian hydrogen and minerals flowing into the German market, represented a coup for both signatories. Germany gained another Read More…
Because of Climate Change, Contact Burns Could Pose a Greater Danger for the Canadian Armed Forces
Warmer days will leave surfaces hotter to the touch. The world’s heightened thermal conductivity could elevate the incidence of contact burns and impede the readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces.
NATO Consensus-building on Climate Change, Energy Security, and China
In this article, Joseph Bouchard analyzes the impact of the NATO 2030 Summit on the alliance’s efforts to plan for security issues related to climate change and the challenge of consensus-building among members as to how this fits within NATO’s remit.
The Future of Indo-Pacific Cooperation: An Indian Perspective
We hosted a virtual discussion with H.E. Ajay Bisaria, High Commissioner of India to Canada, on August 11th at 2 PM ET! Watch the full event here on YouTube. The discussion focuses on Canada-India relations, security interests, transpacific relations and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also touches upon many other interesting subjects! Read More…
The Future of Transpacific Cooperation: A New Zealand Perspective
We hosted a virtual discussion with H.E. Martin Harvey, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Canada on July 28th! You can watch the recording of the event here. The discussion focused on Canada-New Zealand relations, security interests, transpacific relations and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also touched upon many other interesting subjects! Read More…
Book Review: The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
In this article, Hailey Clarke reviews The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac (2020), the key architects of the UN-sponsored Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.
Eureka in Europe? The response by G7 and NATO countries to threats new and old
Following the productive 2021 G7 and NATO Summits, Eric Jackson explores two overlapping security issues addressed by the nations and identifies areas for future improvement.
Prepping for 2030: The Young Leaders’ Perspective on NATO’s Future
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.