About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans. View our current member groups.

Join the network

Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

A made-in-Canada climate plan can’t rely on outsourcing the solution

By Simon Dyer

Published in The Hill Times (June 5, 2019).

Any political party serious about governing in Canada and sincere about slowing climate change will put forward a climate plan designed to rapidly and significantly drive down greenhouse gas emissions here at home to improve the lives of Canadians and honour our international commitments.

What’s more, given the incredible economic opportunity that decarbonizing presents, that climate plan will be fair (by including carbon pricing that internalizes the costs of this pollutant), it will reduce emissions now (as opposed to years from now when new technologies are operationalized), and through investment in renewable energy and innovation it will position our industry as competitive in a low-carbon economy and our nation as a purveyor of the cleanest energy (yes, including cleaner oilsands exports) in the world.

Read the full Op-Ed on the Pembina Institute website

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Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

From the Sierra Club Prairie website:

We are so excited to announce that our Summer Nature Immersion programs are now open for registrations! Wild Child Nature Immersion is a free program offered to early learning centers, and kindergarten classrooms across Edmonton. Read more about Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Today, the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC Canada) released a new FSC Standard that will guide Canada’s forestry sector. FSC Canada aims to incorporate sustainability into responsible forest management. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates FSC for developing a progressive national standard that incorporates conservation measures for species at risk, including a habitat indicator for endangered woodland caribou. Read more about New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Consultation on Chlorpyrifos and Its Associated End-use Products: Updated Environmental Risk Assessment, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2019-05

Initiative: 
Consultation on Chlorpyrifos and Its Associated End-use Products: Updated Environmental Risk Assessment, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2019-05
Deadline: 
29 Aug 2019

From the Health Canada website:

Health Canada is proposing the cancellation of many uses of chlorpyrifos due to risks to the environment, with a small number of uses acceptable for continued registration in Canada. Read more about Consultation on Chlorpyrifos and Its Associated End-use Products: Updated Environmental Risk Assessment, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2019-05

STATEMENT: Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to kill Alberta’s carbon tax is short sighted

CALGARY, May 23, 2019 — Premier Jason Kenney tabled legislation yesterday to scrap Alberta’s carbon tax as of May 30. The legislation removes the consumer levy, as well as the tax on facilities producing less than 100,000 tonnes of carbon per year.

Barry Robinson, lawyer for Ecojustice, made the following statement: Read more about STATEMENT: Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to kill Alberta’s carbon tax is short sighted

Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

Joint letter on the future of energy efficiency in Alberta

A joint letter from 15 Alberta community and environmental groups is urging the provincial government to implement meaningful energy efficiency policies and programs. 

Energy efficiency is common sense, says the letter. Supporting energy efficiency in Alberta creates jobs, invests in our communities and businesses and maintains opportunities for Albertans to save money. Not only does energy efficiency make fiscal sense, it is an achievable approach to reduce our province’s emissions. Read more about Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

A Promise for Recovery: Westslope Cutthroat Trout Action Plan

Conservation groups are acknowledging the federal government for the long overdue release of a draft plan to recover westslope cutthroat trout in Alberta.  The plan would significantly increase the amount of habitat protected for this threatened species. Read more about A Promise for Recovery: Westslope Cutthroat Trout Action Plan

Call for Comments:Information Requirements and Time Management Regulations (Impact Assessment Act)

Initiative: 
Information Requirements and Time Management Regulations (Impact Assessment Act)
Deadline: 
31 May 2019

From the Impact Assessment Regulations website:

The Government of Canada is committed to putting in place better rules (External link) for major projects that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, and strengthen our economy. Read more about Call for Comments:Information Requirements and Time Management Regulations (Impact Assessment Act)

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