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Mondial Fall 2021: WFM Toronto Branch News

The Toronto Branch has hosted a series of online discussions about better global governance.

In May, Green Party of Canada Parliamentary Leader Elizabeth May spoke on the topic of “A Global Climate Accountability Act: What would it look like?” She reviewed the negotiating history that led to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the subsequent Paris Agreement of 2015. These were contrasted with the more binding international treaty frameworks, including the Ozone Treaty and its Montreal Protocol, designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of substances that are responsible for ozone depletion.

More than 90 people attended and a discussion of world federalism followed, as many in attendance were new to the organization.

September’s event was a talk by Guy Dauncey on “The Economics of Kindness: A Ten-Year Transition to a New Ecological Civilization.” Guy Dauncey is an anthropological economist and futurist and will discuss this new collaborative economic model

Better Climate governance: How to Improve Climate Negotiations” was the topic of an October 13 meeting. Christine Peringer led a discussion focused on the COP climate change negotiations in Glasgow and offered ideas on how to make negotiations more effective.

Christine Peringer talked about the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow and offer ideas to make negotiations more effective. Christine is a mediator and group facilitator who recently partnered on a project studying climate change negotiations with Prof. Katharine Reitig, Newcastle University.

Keep up to date with the Toronto branch at wfmc-toronto.org

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