Climate Change

Staying the course on carbon pricing sends strong investment signal

Pembina Institute reacts to scheduled increase of national price on pollution

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the scheduled increase of the federal carbon price going into effect today: Read more about Staying the course on carbon pricing sends strong investment signal

Pembina Institute appoints former sustainability executive to top job

Linda Coady has worked with business and environmentalists to achieve progress on complex problems

CALGARY — The board of directors of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy and environmental think tank, is pleased to announce Linda Coady will assume the role of executive director today. Formerly with Enbridge Inc., the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, WWF-Canada and Weyerhaeuser, Coady brings extensive experience finding common ground to Pembina’s work advancing climate action across all sectors of Canada’s economy.    Read more about Pembina Institute appoints former sustainability executive to top job

Job Opportunity: Head of Campaign (Climate), Greenpeace Canada

Position: 
Head of Campaign (Climate)
Application Deadline: 
7 Apr 2020
Location: 
Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or within Canada

From the job posting:

Greenpeace Canada (GPCA) is seeking a Campaign Head to provide leadership in the development and implementation of our campaigns to fight climate change and expose the often-scandalous way the fossil fuel industry is driving climate change in Canada.  

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Major Project Grants

Deadline: 
31 Mar 2020

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

We are now accepting applications for our Major Projects grant program from March 2 to March 31, 2020. This is a two-stage process that begins with submitting a Letter of Intent through our Application Portal below.

NOTE: You may notice the application portal looks a bit different than in previous years. This is because we have recently moved to new Grantmaking software. As a result of this move you will need to create a new profile even if you have applied for an Alberta Ecotrust grant before.

If you have any questions or problems accessing our system please contact our grant staff via email at [email protected], or by calling 403-209-2245 or 1-800-465-2147 outside of Calgary.

APPLICATION PORTAL

Major Grants

This program is designed to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and will be undertaken in two parts. These projects must be completed within a year. Maximum grant is $30,000.

Full details & application portal Read more about Major Project Grants

Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

New Pembina Institute report addresses increase in online shopping, population growth and congestion

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Truck Traffic

Photo: Roberta Franchuk, Pembina Institute

TORONTO — To drive down greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate costly inefficiencies, an increased focus on urban freight and collaboration across municipalities and industry is critical, according to a new report from the Pembina Institute.  Read more about Urban freight is the next frontier for climate action in Canada

ON HOLD: Moving Mountains 2020

Mar 27 2020 (All day) to Mar 29 2020 (All day)

From the Eventbrite page:

Be part of Moving Mountains #ClimateConvergence, which is being facilitated by [email protected] ( and the Climate Leadership Program (now known as the Regeneration Learning Society) on campus at UCalgary on March 27-29. Read more about ON HOLD: Moving Mountains 2020

Location

3655 36 Street NW
Calgary , AB

West Hillhurst Climate Conversation: Digital Edition

Mar 31 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

THIS JUST IN! What is a DIGITAL Community Climate Conversation? It's what a forward-leaning group like the Hub does in a time of great challenge to ensure we're still moving the ball on Climate!  Read more about West Hillhurst Climate Conversation: Digital Edition

Location

Robert McClure United Church
5510 26 Avenue NE
Calgary , AB

Teck Frontier decision highlights need for co-ordinated climate policy

Pembina Institute reacts to Teck Resources Limited decision to withdraw oilsands project

EDMONTON — SIMON DYER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Teck Resources Limited’s decision to withdraw the Frontier project application: Read more about Teck Frontier decision highlights need for co-ordinated climate policy

Teck announces withdrawal of Frontier oil sands mine project proposal

CPAWS welcomes announcement of project withdrawal of environmentally devastating Frontier oil sands mine

Edmonton — CPAWS welcomes the announcement by Teck Resources Limited CEO, Don Lindsay, that the company has withdrawn their application for the Frontier oil sands mine.  In Teck’s letter to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Don Lindsay cites the need to address policy frameworks for tackling climate change and expresses urgent need to reduce global carbon emissions through carbon pricing and legislated caps for oil sands emissions. Read more about Teck announces withdrawal of Frontier oil sands mine project proposal

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