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Policy Innovations is a weekly online magazine devoted to innovators and their ideas for a fairer globalization. The Policy Innovations feed includes all major articles, briefings, commentary, and multimedia published on the website.

It’s Time for a U.S.-Canada Electric Auto Pact

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:42pm
The Canada-U.S. auto pact of 1965 was a major milestone, but it is time for a renewed vision for Canada-U.S. automotive cooperation and for governments to get behind electric vehicles.

Full Planet, Empty Plates

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:00pm
"We are in transition today from an age of surpluses to an age of scarcity," says Lester Brown. The reasons are manifold and include population growth, climate change, and water scarcity.

Viva La Vulva

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:00pm
Viva la Vulva, a medical student society, is trying to raise awareness in the UK around female genital mutilation.

Climate Change and the Catholic Church

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:00pm
Jeffrey D. Sachs defends Pope Francis from those who say he should stick to religion.

The "University Report Card" Highlights Need for more University Research into Neglected Diseases

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:00pm
Commercially driven drug development has rapidly become incompatible with the needs of society. Universities could have the key to the solution.

Interview: The Guardian's Editor on His Climate Crusade

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:42pm
"The Guardian" newspaper has waged an unprecedented campaign to keep fossil fuels "in the ground" as part of the fight against climate change.

The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:00pm
When it comes to medical research using human beings, who decides what's right? What does "informed consent" mean when you need a law degree to understand the consent forms? How are clinical trails conducted overseas? Dr. Klitzman explores these troubling and complex ethical concerns.

Technology and Finance: Darwinism or Symbiosis?

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:00pm
An open innovative mindset on the part of both banks and non-banks alike will be key to modernize the infrastructure of banking.

Girls, Not Brides

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:00pm
Graça Machel and Mabel van Oranje urge governments to combat child marriage by setting the minimum age for marriage at 18.

China's Polluted Soil and Water Will Drive Up World Food Prices

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:11pm
The world's most populous country will be increasingly reliant on food imports, and the consequences will be global.

What Makes a City Great? It’s not the Liveability but the Loveability

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:48am
A conversation about cities, suburbs, and the consequences of exporting the "Western" city model to the world with Ethan Kent, senior vice president of Project for Public Spaces.

Human Rights—Help or Hindrance to Combating Climate Change?

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:18pm
The human rights framework risks perpetuating a flawed development model that is the root of the problem.

Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not Work

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:13pm
Instead of devoting scarce resources toward a divestment campaign, Scott Wisor argues we need to direct attention to the more urgent and effective task of placing a price on carbon.

The Secret of Singapore's Success

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:00pm
Stavros N. Yiannouka highlights the heavy investment in education that remains a key part of Lee Kuan Yew's legacy.

The Truth About Medical Consent

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:00pm
Daniel Sokol asks how doctors can balance the imperatives of providing full information and maintaining hope.

The Smartification of Humanitarian Response

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:00pm
The "data revolution" is underway, ushering a smart era of humanitarian and development work.

When Restrictions Apply

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:00pm
Why general funding for non-profit organizations is the future of innovation.

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