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Webinar: What happened at COP24?

Jan 25 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

From CAN-Rac:

We are happy to announce that for the 2019 webinar series, we will often be collaborating with our friends at Indigenous Climate Action to host and present informative and thoughtful webinars on a variety of current topics in climate action. Our thanks to the ICA team for their generous input in the development of this first webinar of 2019!

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Media Releases & Op-eds

Alberta’s methane regulations will fail to meet provincial reduction target

Province fails to demonstrate how carbon price and methane rules will achieve the GHG reductions needed to match federal rules

CALGARY, AB – Based on new comprehensive modelling, Alberta’s methane regulations will allow oil and gas companies to release far greater volumes of harmful methane pollution than if they followed the federal methane regulations enacted earlier this year by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).   In Alberta, the ECCC rules would reduce methane pollution in 2025 by almost 35 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) while the Alberta rules released today will reduce only 22 million tonnes of CO2e.  This equals a reduction of 36%, clearly failing to achieve Alberta’s own 45% methane reduction commitment, squandering one of the highest-value, lowest-cost opportunities to deliver significant progress towards Alberta’s and Canada’s climate goals.  Regrettably, recent research shows Alberta’s proposed carbon pricing regime offers no rescue for this missed opportunity because the carbon price does not cover, nor apply to the majority of methane emissions. Read more about Alberta’s methane regulations will fail to meet provincial reduction target

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Alberta's carbon levy is working

Joshua Buck, Alberta Program Manager for Environmental Defence writes:

Since Alberta’s economy-wide carbon levy was introduced in 2017, a lot of claims have been made about the levy, both positive and negative. So, what are the facts? That’s what we wanted to know. We did some investigation and put together a report: Carbon Pricing in Alberta – A Review of its Successes and Impacts. And what did we find? Overall, Alberta’s carbon levy is a success. Read more about Alberta's carbon levy is working

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With the 2030 coal phase-out finalized, Canada takes a historic step

Pembina Institute reacts to final publication of federal rules on electricity sector carbon emissions

KATOWICE, POLAND — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s publication of final regulations on coal- and gas-fired power plants: Read more about With the 2030 coal phase-out finalized, Canada takes a historic step

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Webinar: Latest on Climate Science and Impacts

Dec 12 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Speaker Hunter Cutting, Director of Strategic Communications at Climate Nexus, will be discussing the latest climate science and the range of impacts projected with a focus on health. He will cover what needs to be done from an emissions reductions and economic transition perspective to avoid these disastrous consequences, while highlighting the most effective language and messaging in discussing them.

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Media Releases & Op-eds

Canada’s Oil and Gas Companies Weakening National Climate Plan While Expanding Production, Says New Report

Federal Government Must Double Climate Targets And Curtail Oil Expansion To Limit to 1.5°

Katowice, Poland—A new report released today at COP 24 shows oil and gas emissions in Canada are rising and that oil and gas companies in Canada are systematically weakening and delaying Canada’s climate plan and further climate ambition while reaping more federal subsidies and continuing to increase oil production. Read more about Canada’s Oil and Gas Companies Weakening National Climate Plan While Expanding Production, Says New Report

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