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Feds reinforce commitment to green economic recovery

Pembina Institute reacts to throne speech and PM’s address to nation

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, director of federal policy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the speech from the throne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s address to the nation: Read more about Feds reinforce commitment to green economic recovery

International Cooperation to Align Fossil Fuel Production with a 1.5ºC World

Sep 25 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative is hosting a virtual event at NYC Climate Week on September 25 focused on the need for international cooperation to phase out fossil fuels and fast track an equitable energy transition. We’d love for you to join us and share this invitation with others.  Read more about International Cooperation to Align Fossil Fuel Production with a 1.5ºC World

Global Day of Climate Action

Sep 25 2020 - 12:00pm

From the registration page:

This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to COVID-19 circumstances. Read more about Global Day of Climate Action

Location

Calgary City Hall
800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

A Climate of Change - Season 2, Episode 2: Fridays for Future Calgary

Sep 24 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Welcome to our speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the corona virus has come and gone. Read more about A Climate of Change - Season 2, Episode 2: Fridays for Future Calgary

Road to the Supreme Court of Canada: Our climate future on the line

Sep 14 2020 - 1:00pm

From Ecojustice:

Go behind-the-scenes with the Ecojustice lawyers preparing for a Supreme Court of Canada hearing that will decide the fate of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act — and climate action in Canada.

On September 22 and 23, the SCC will hear cases brought by the Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta governments challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing legislation. Read more about Road to the Supreme Court of Canada: Our climate future on the line

Without federal action, Canada will miss easiest, cheapest opportunity to reduce climate emissions

New analysis shows oil and gas methane regulations will create a gap of up to seven million tonnes

(OTTAWA) Unless the federal government revises its methane regulations to take into account new analysis, Canada will miss by a wide mark an international commitment made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reduce oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2012 levels by 2025. Read more about Without federal action, Canada will miss easiest, cheapest opportunity to reduce climate emissions

Issue Brief: Vista coal mine expansion

Updated: September 3, 2020

The Coalspur Vista mine is one of the largest thermal coal mines in Canada, and the proposed expansion could almost triple its capacity. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson declined in December 2019 to order a federal impact assessment, but he reversed this decision on July 30 so the project will undergo a federal impact assessment. Coalspur Mines has launched a legal challenge to the Minister's decision.

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