Climate Change

Calgary Climate Hub Holiday Celebrations

Dec 22 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for a Calgary Climate Hub Holiday Social on Tuesday, Dec 22nd from 7-8:30pm.

It's been a long year, and even though we are apart, we are a community, and that community is worth celebrating.

So drop in, show up and show off your holiday spirits! Read more about Calgary Climate Hub Holiday Celebrations

Tell ENMAX to set a net-zero target

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Will you sign the Calgary Climate Hub's letter asking ENMAX to commit to a target of net-zero emissions by 2050?

“As we work towards economic recovery and diversification, more companies are demanding decisive action on climate,” said Dr. Joe Vipond, Co-chair of the Calgary Climate Hub. “Having our electricity generation net-zero would send a clear signal that Calgary is serious about the climate crisis and entering the green economy.” Read more about Tell ENMAX to set a net-zero target

Grassy Mountain Coal Project

The oral portion of the public hearing for Benga Mining Ltd.'s proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project in the Crowsnest Pass concluded on December 2. The next step in the federal impact assessment process is for the Joint Review Panel to draft the Impact Assessment Report, Consultation Report, and recommend potential conditions for submission to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Grassy Mountain is the first of at least six mountain-top removal coal mines proposed by large Australian mining companies in various stages of regulatory approval in the region. There are more than 50,000 ha of the Old Man River headwaters under lease for future mountain-top removal mining.

Public hearing

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Federal government introduces net-zero emissions bill

On November 19, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathon Wilkinson tabled Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 in the House of Commons. The legislation, if passed, would require the federal government to set a series of 5-year interim emissions reduction targets beginning in 2030 progressing to the ultimate target of net-zero emissions by 2050. Read more about Federal government introduces net-zero emissions bill

Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law will get us there

Nov 12 2020 - 12:30pm

From Ecojustice:

The climate emergency is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Changing the course of this crisis is within our control — but it will require the federal government to take decisive action now.

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission target it has ever set. Without a law that holds our elected leaders accountable for reducing Canada’s emissions, we run the risk of missing our 2030 target and our goal of net-zero by 2050. Read more about Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law will get us there

The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions in Alberta

Nov 16 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An online presentation about how Albertans are already experiencing impacts of climate change, and solutions for Alberta and Edmonton

Climate change is the most important environmental issue of our time. In this short online presentation, we'll talk about how Albertans are already experiencing the effects of climate change, with time at the end to discuss solutions we can employ right now to address it. Read more about The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions in Alberta

Climate Change & Alberta Conservation Areas

Nov 10 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Climate Change is a problem that affects every person around the globe. One of the easiest most cost-effective strategies is to increase the quantity and quality of the conservation areas that protect critical lands and waters. We can do this right here in Canada. We already use and enjoy these areas for our recreation and relaxation, but they are also a critical component in dealing with climate change. Find out how you can help, join our Zoom conversation to find out more. Read more about Climate Change & Alberta Conservation Areas

Locals and Conservationists raise concerns ahead of Grassy Mountain hearing

Ranchlands, Alberta – On October 27th, the joint Federal-Provincial review hearing will commence for the Grassy Mountain Coal project. Several groups are concerned how the mine will impact the environment and way of life. Benga Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riversdale Resources Ltd., is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, approximately seven kilometres north of the community of the town of Blairmore. Read more about Locals and Conservationists raise concerns ahead of Grassy Mountain hearing

Action Alert: Defend Alberta's Eastern Slopes from Coal Mining

Tuesday, October 27, marks the first day of the joint federal and provincial hearing for Benga’s Grassy Mountain Mine. The decision from this review will set a precedent for the future of coal mining in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. AWA, along with many other concerned individuals and organizations, believes that the Grassy Mountain Mine proposal should be denied. It threatens the ecological integrity of Alberta’s Eastern Slopes and has negative repercussions for the quality of life and social well-being most Albertans are fortunate to enjoy.  Read more about Action Alert: Defend Alberta's Eastern Slopes from Coal Mining

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