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Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Jan 31 2011 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Refugee movements are forced by and cause a host of environmental issues. Displacement by climate impacts is likely to be an ongoing issue for both the developed and developing world. Immigration policies and laws around environmental refugees are typically lacking. This presentation will discuss environmental refugees and climate change. Issues that will be canvassed include environmental justice and the current law and policy in Canada related to environmental refugees. Read more about Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Location

Law Centre 237A
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Clare Demerse, associate director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the "Parallel Paths" report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE):

"This report raises some fundamental questions about the government's longstanding policy of waiting for the U.S. before implementing strong climate policies in Canada. Read more about Pembina reacts to the new Canada-U.S. climate report from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

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Sask. family demands answers on carbon capture and storage risks

REGINA — A Saskatchewan family has demanded a full public investigation of documented problems on its Weyburn property, located on top of a Cenovus Energy carbon capture and storage site, in light of independent research that indicates unnaturally high levels of CO2 in the area’s soil.

Cameron and Jane Kerr first noticed changes in surface water and well water on their property in 2004, one year after CO2 injections in the area began, and reported these incidents to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. Read more about Sask. family demands answers on carbon capture and storage risks

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Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

Melissa Gorrie posts on the Ecojustice Canada blog about the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act and why Albertans…

"…should be concerned about the risks the government is taking with their health and the ecosystem and must call on government to amend this legislation before it is implemented."

Over at the Pembina Institute blog, Jennifer Grant posts about the ERCB's apparent "flip-flop" on the rules for oilsands tailings production; David Dodge introduces us to Pembina's new Executive Director; and Clare Demerse reports on the just-concluded UN climate talks in Cancun. Read more about Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

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Pembina reacts as Canada again ranks near last on climate change performance index

Matthew Bramley, director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the annual Climate Change Performance Index, in which Canada finished in 54th place of the 57 countries evaluated:

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Climate talks in Cancun: there is still time for Canadian leadership

CANCUN, MEXICO — As the first week of United Nations climate talks in Cancun draws to a close, the stage is set for the arrival of political representatives to open the high-level portion of the negotiations.

Despite a rocky start for the government of Canada, which collected three Fossil of the Day awards on the first day of the talks, the remaining negotiations offer opportunities for Canada to step up and rebuild some climate credibility. Read more about Climate talks in Cancun: there is still time for Canadian leadership

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People's Assembly for Climate Justice

Dec 5 2010 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

During the next major round of climate negotiations in Cancun Mexico (November 29th to December 10th), People's Assemblies on Climate Justice (PACJ) will be taking place across Canada. PACJ are movement-building and organizing events. The focus is on dialogue and transforming awareness into action through community-based climate justice actions. Read more about People's Assembly for Climate Justice

Location

Memorial Park Library
1221 2nd Street SW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Pembina Institute to release new analysis of U.S. greenhouse gas regulations for industry

Experts available to comment on the upcoming U.S. EPA regulations and their implications for Canada in advance of a technical briefing on Thursday

OTTAWA, ON — Pembina Institute representatives are available to comment on the Obama administration's plan to regulate industrial greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act starting in January.  

The Institute will release a detailed analysis of the upcoming EPA regulations at a technical briefing on Thursday in Ottawa, where representatives will explain the new U.S. approach to regulating industrial emissions and what it could mean for Canada. Read more about Pembina Institute to release new analysis of U.S. greenhouse gas regulations for industry

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PM allows unelected Senate to kill climate bill in unprecedented vote

OTTAWA, ON — Stephen Harper has done what he promised to never do, allow the Senate to go against the will of the majority of Members of Parliament and the Canadian public. Last night, Stephen Harper's Senators voted to defeat the Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311) before the bill even had a chance to be debated.

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Pembina reacts to Minister Prentice's resignation

OTTAWA, ON — Marlo Raynolds, Executive Director of the Pembina Institute, made the following comments in response to Minister Prentice's resignation on Thursday afternoon:

"Minister Prentice made significant progress on issues like national parks and toxics, and he certainly appeared to want to make meaningful progress on climate change.

"Unfortunately, the Harper government has failed so far to take substantial action to meet Canada's climate change commitments, manage the environmental impacts of the oilsands, and invest in renewable energy. Read more about Pembina reacts to Minister Prentice's resignation

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