Climate Change

A Climate of Change - Episode 2: Dr. Sarah Hastings Simon

Apr 30 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for our new weekly speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the coronovirus has come and gone. Each week, Canadian thought leaders will answer three questions: Read more about A Climate of Change - Episode 2: Dr. Sarah Hastings Simon

Calgary Climate Hub AGM 2020

Apr 27 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

The Calgary Climate Hub will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday, April 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The meeting will digital. Joining instructions will be sent by the day before. 

Join us for a presentation by Rev. Bill Phipps. During the meeting, we'll give you an update on our financials, let you know what we've been up to over the last year, and give you a sense of where we hope to go in the future. Read more about Calgary Climate Hub AGM 2020

Virtual Earth Day With McDougall United Church

Apr 22 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

Join us for an interactive discussion about personal actions we can take to mitigate climate change, create more resilient communities, and contribute to greater food security. This event is part of McDougall United Church's Ethical Dilemmas conversation series and celebrates the UN International Year of Plant Health.  

Discussion topics include: Read more about Virtual Earth Day With McDougall United Church

Understanding Community Generation in Alberta

Apr 22 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Pembina Institute for this webinar, on Earth Day, April 22, 2020.

Discover more about renewable energy generation and how it builds energy resilience in municipalities across Alberta. Read more about Understanding Community Generation in Alberta

Boosting electric vehicle production could stimulate Canada’s economy

New report from the Pembina Institute and the International Council on Clean Transportation shows potential in Canada’s light and heavy duty electric vehicle production industry

TORONTO — To future-proof Canada’s auto industry and ensure the country holds its position as a top global auto producer, targeted policy support to enable a shift to electric vehicle production is critical, according to Power Play: Canada’s role in the electric vehicle transition, a new report from the Pembina Institute and the International Council on Clean Transportation.  Read more about Boosting electric vehicle production could stimulate Canada’s economy

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 Read more about Webinar: COVID-19 and climate change

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.

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