International Issues

The Canadian nation-state exists within a complex global setting, involving numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations, treaties, agreements, and events. Find articles on Canada’s international issues and relations.

The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change: History & Highlights

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Feb 1, 2007

The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, which formally came into effect on February 16, 2005, represents a significant political and environment international regime. This article provides an introduction to the Kyoto Protocol, with a particular focus on the history of its negotiation and implementation, its central elements as a regime of governance, and key opportunities and challenges faced by the Protocol.

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2002 Johannesburg Earth Summit on Sustainable Development

Feature by Scott Fogden || Sep 1, 2002

From August 26th to September 4th, 2002, international attention focused on Johannesburg, as South Africa’s commercial capital played host to high-level diplomatic meetings assigned to allevi

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