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Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations

Despite fears of an unregulated race for Arctic territory and resources, there is currently considerable international cooperation occurring to address key issues in the Far North, said Betsy Baker of Vermont Law School at an event hosted by the Canada Institute in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program.

The International Watersheds Initiative: Implementing a New Paradigm for Transboundary Basins

The International Watershed Initiative (IWI) represents a new way of thinking on how we treat fresh water basins, said Chuck Lawson, secretary of the U.S. section of the International Joint Commission (IJC), at a conference hosted by the Canada Institute in partnership with the Environmental Change and Security Program.

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

The fight for health care reform in the United States is well worth the effort, said Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP), at a program hosted by the Canada Institute. The purpose of Layton's speech at the Wilson Center was to discuss ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle class families across North America.

Governing the Climate: Lessons from the National Conference on Climate Governance

The election of Barack Obama offers new hope that the United States will take the urgent action necessary to address the looming threat posed by global warming. Yet, successfully addressing this challenge will require serious deliberation of governance options. On Monday, January 12, 2009, the Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program, in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute, hosted a panel discussion on North American climate governance.