Climate Change

Issue Brief: Canada's Climate Action Plan

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the federal government released its new climate action plan—A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy (PDF). The plan comes on the heels of the government's tabling of Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, and of investments in climate action in the government's Fall Economic Statement. Read More

Haysboro Climate Conversation

Jan 26 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From Calgary Climate Hub:

January 26 is the next COVID-safe digital version of our popular Community Climate Conversation. This time we are going to Haysboro!

Tune in to our Community Zoomcast from your own cozy space and engage in *real* conversations with our host of climate experts on topics like renewable energy, permaculture and building climate resilience (and pandemic resilience!) into GREAT Calgary communities like this one. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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