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Webinar: COVID-19 and climate change

Apr 3 2020 - 9:00am

In the week and a half since the webinar we ran on the COVID-19 pandemic for the climate community, things have changed significantly. Join us for a discussion of the current state of the COVID-19 response, what the climate movement can start thinking about now, and what this crises will mean for our work going forward.

Register for the webinar

Green Stimulus: Principles and recommendations for a 2020 economic stimulus package

The Pembina Institute has published their recommendations for a green economic stimulus package. In the publication, Pembina identifies four principles that are "integral to a stimulus response that ensures the future resilience of our economy":

  1. Priority should be given to funding that supports employment opportunities that are resilient to future economic shocks and disruption as the world seeks to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
  2. Investments that support the development of industries and businesses producing low- and zero-carbon goods and services should be prioritized to grow the foundation for Canada’s low-carbon economy and secure our domestic supply chain.
  3. Investments in industry should incent decarbonization efforts that go beyond existing regulatory requirements.
  4. Where possible, all stimulus and relief decisions should be made through the lens of Canada’s ability to meet its climate commitments.

While financial relief for impacted Canadians should be immediate and widereaching, economic stimulus interventions, if designed with climate and economic resilience in mind, represent an extraordinary opportunity to simultaneously boost the economy in the short term and make a down payment on a prosperous, resilient future.

Staying the course on carbon pricing sends strong investment signal

Pembina Institute reacts to scheduled increase of national price on pollution

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the scheduled increase of the federal carbon price going into effect today:

Pembina Institute appoints former sustainability executive to top job

Linda Coady has worked with business and environmentalists to achieve progress on complex problems

CALGARY — The board of directors of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy and environmental think tank, is pleased to announce Linda Coady will assume the role of executive director today. Formerly with Enbridge Inc., the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, WWF-Canada and Weyerhaeuser, Coady brings extensive experience finding common ground to Pembina’s work advancing climate action across all sectors of Canada’s economy.   

Major Project Grants

Deadline: 
31 Mar 2020

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

We are now accepting applications for our Major Projects grant program from March 2 to March 31, 2020. This is a two-stage process that begins with submitting a Letter of Intent through our Application Portal below.

NOTE: You may notice the application portal looks a bit different than in previous years. This is because we have recently moved to new Grantmaking software. As a result of this move you will need to create a new profile even if you have applied for an Alberta Ecotrust grant before.

If you have any questions or problems accessing our system please contact our grant staff via email at [email protected], or by calling 403-209-2245 or 1-800-465-2147 outside of Calgary.

APPLICATION PORTAL

Major Grants

This program is designed to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and will be undertaken in two parts. These projects must be completed within a year. Maximum grant is $30,000.

Full details & application portal

Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

New Pembina Institute report addresses increase in online shopping, population growth and congestion

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Truck Traffic

Photo: Roberta Franchuk, Pembina Institute

TORONTO — To drive down greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate costly inefficiencies, an increased focus on urban freight and collaboration across municipalities and industry is critical, according to a new report from the Pembina Institute. 

ON HOLD: Moving Mountains 2020

Mar 27 2020 - 12:00am to Mar 29 2020 - 12:00am

From the Eventbrite page:

Be part of Moving Mountains #ClimateConvergence, which is being facilitated by [email protected] ( and the Climate Leadership Program (now known as the Regeneration Learning Society) on campus at UCalgary on March 27-29.

Location

3655 36 Street NW
Calgary , AB

West Hillhurst Climate Conversation: Digital Edition

Mar 31 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

THIS JUST IN! What is a DIGITAL Community Climate Conversation? It's what a forward-leaning group like the Hub does in a time of great challenge to ensure we're still moving the ball on Climate! 

Location

Robert McClure United Church
5510 26 Avenue NE
Calgary , AB

Teck Frontier decision highlights need for co-ordinated climate policy

Pembina Institute reacts to Teck Resources Limited decision to withdraw oilsands project

EDMONTON — SIMON DYER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Teck Resources Limited’s decision to withdraw the Frontier project application:

Teck announces withdrawal of Frontier oil sands mine project proposal

CPAWS welcomes announcement of project withdrawal of environmentally devastating Frontier oil sands mine

Edmonton — CPAWS welcomes the announcement by Teck Resources Limited CEO, Don Lindsay, that the company has withdrawn their application for the Frontier oil sands mine.  In Teck’s letter to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Don Lindsay cites the need to address policy frameworks for tackling climate change and expresses urgent need to reduce global carbon emissions through carbon pricing and legislated caps for oil sands emissions.

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