The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED, Five Things About Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan
Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada
By Clare Demerse
On Thursday, the federal government published its <a< span=””>< span=””> href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/05/the_government_ofcanadareleasestechnicalpaperonpricingcarbonpoll.html”>plans to get a price on carbon in all parts of Canada. The proposal represents a big step forward on a key climate commitment, and the approach Ottawa has chosen is a promising one.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed, Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action
Huffington POst via Clean Energy Canada
By Merran Smith & Clare Demerse
Climate action isn’t just about what we need less of; it’s also about what we need more of. And on that score, Trudeau & Trump are miles apart.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions
Originally published on Center for American Progress
By Gwynne Taraska, Pete Ogden, Nancy Alexander, and Howard Marano
This column previews a forthcoming report from the Center for American Progress and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America.
To date, 17 countries of the G-20—which account for 67 percent of global greenhouse gas pollution—have officially joined the Paris Agreement, bringing it into effect far sooner than anyone expected. If these countries follow through with their commitments to reduce emissions, it will represent unprecedented progress in the global effort to curb climate change.
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The ECOreport reposts the full text of the Canadian Minister’s Nov 25, 2016 speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Catherine McKenna on transitioning to cleaner forms of energy
Originally Published at Environment & Climate Change Canada
I would like to begin by acknowledging that the land we are on is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (HO-Dehn-Oh-show-knee), the Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
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The ECOreport looks at what the nation thinks Prime Minister Trudeau should do, poll finds Canadians expect Federal curbing against emissions
By Roy L Hales
What do the people of Canada think? The oil rich provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan want to build more pipelines to carry diluted bitumen from the oil sands. The Liberal government of British Columbia dreams of developing a “trillion dollar” LNG opportunity. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be appeasing them, in return for provincial support for a national plan to curb Canada’s C02 emissions. The goal is to reduce our emissions to 30% below the 2005 level by 2030, but the concessions inherit in Trudeau’s collaborative approach could subvert any attempt to tackle climate change. A new poll finds Canadians expect Federan action against emissions.
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The ECOreport reposts a OP-ED about the need to seek alternatives to increasing Carbon Taxes
Originally Published on SFU News
On Sunday, September 18, Catherine McKenna, federal Environment Minister, announced the federal government will impose carbon pricing, such as a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, on provinces with no regulations to curb Canada’s emissions.
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The ECOreport looks at the First Minister’s meeting. How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?
By Roy L Hales
After two days of sometimes heated meetings behind closed door, Canada’s first ministers emerged with an agreement as to their overall goals for a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. The contentious issues, like carbon pricing mechanisms, emissions caps and oil pipelines, have been left for another First Ministers meeting in the fall. So How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?
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