Tag Archives: carbon

Video | Alberta’s new climate plan, explained

On January 27, 2016, the Canada West Foundation, with Canadians for Clean Prosperity and Bennett Jones LLP, convened four expert panelists to dive deep into Alberta’s new climate plan. The speakers, including Andrew Leach, the chair of the province’s climate advisory panel, also faced questions from the audience about how Alberta can improve its environmental credibility

Prairie premiers face common threat

In Paris for the UN Climate Conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, to much fanfare, that Canada is back. Indeed, the Trudeau government reaffirmed Canada’s aggressive climate targets (30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030) while intimating that Canada will do more. To meet the 2030 target, Canada will have to reduce its greenhouse

Bringing Canada’s emissions aspirations back to reality

Have you ever watched a TV show and felt that it could be reality in the not-so-distant future? Or watched a presidential race and wondered if it is secretly a reality TV show? (But let’s leave the latter for another time.) There’s a new show on Netflix called Occupied and it brings together current environmental

Alberta’s good-faith gesture needs support

The Government of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan makes Alberta a climate policy leader virtually overnight – both in Canada and globally. By now, the architecture of the plan is well-known. It includes: • an economywide price of $30/ tonne on GHG emissions (covering 78-90 per cent of Alberta’s economy); • an expedited phase-out of coal-fired

B.C. sets climate change model for the West

The public debate in Canada around carbon emissions and climate change has taken a significant turn. The question has moved from whether we should do something about reducing emissions to how we should do it. Canadian provinces are making significant efforts on the climate change file as we approach this fall’s 2015 United Nations Convention