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New report documents clash between rising oilsands emissions and Canada’s climate commitments

Pembina Institute recommends measures to halt rising emissions and decarbonize the oilsands sector

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Photo: Fort McMurray, Alberta - Operation Arctic Shadow by Kris Krüg shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license | cropped from original

CALGARY — In a new report, the Pembina Institute documents the overall rise in greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oilsands, the conflict with the country’s 2030 and 2050 climate commitments, and how governments and industry can help ensure the sector remains competitive as it improves carbon performance.  Read more about New report documents clash between rising oilsands emissions and Canada’s climate commitments

Action Alert: Tell the Government to REJECT Teck Frontier Mine

This month the Government of Canada will approve or reject the massive 290 sq-km Teck Frontier oil sands mine project in northern Alberta. This project is a serious danger to our boreal forest and poses risks that cannot be ignored. If approved, the mine will threaten Wood Buffalo National Park, key species at risk, and Canada’s ability to reach its climate commitments. Nature can’t afford to support this project. 

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Pineridge Climate Conversation

Feb 11 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

Pineridge, come shake off your winter blues by joining us in a climate conversation at the Robert McClure United Church on Tuesday February 11!

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Location

Robert McClure United Church
5510 26 Avenue NE
Calgary , AB

Renfrew Climate Conversation

Jan 23 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

Welcome back, Calgary climate champions!

We hope you had a GREAT holiday season and that you're ready to get back to work on the Climate Crisis with us! It's 2020 and we surely do have our work cut out for us. Let's get to it!  Read more about Renfrew Climate Conversation

Location

Renfrew Community Association
811 Radford Road NE
T2E 0R7 Calgary , AB

Cenovus shows companies are willing to accept more stringent climate policies

Pembina Institute reacts to Cenovus Energy Inc. announcement of new climate targets

CALGARY — BENJAMIN ISRAEL, SENIOR ANALYST at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to an announcement by Cenovus Energy Inc.: Read more about Cenovus shows companies are willing to accept more stringent climate policies

Alberta’s regulations fail to effectively address major sources of emissions

Federal government would put Canada’s climate ambition at risk if Alberta’s weak methane regulations are approved

Alberta needs to improve its oil and gas methane regulations significantly before they go to the federal government for approval. The current regulations will fail to meet Canada’s methane reduction targets of 40 to 45 per cent by 2025.  Read more about Alberta’s regulations fail to effectively address major sources of emissions

Marlborough Climate Conversation

Nov 13 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:​​​​​​

Climate Conversations are an opportunity for you to discuss climate change issues with your neighbours, facilitated by local experts. We start by introducing each facilitator and their topic. Facilitators then spread out around the room and attendees are invited to speak to the person or people that interest them the most. Read more about Marlborough Climate Conversation

Location

Calgary Marlborough Community Association
636 Marlborough Way NE
Calgary , AB

Elections, Budgets and Environment

Nov 26 2019 - 7:00pm

On October 9th, Ipsos reported that, in a poll conducted for Global News, climate change was one of the most important issues in the minds of voters. Twenty-nine percent of those surveyed said it was one of their top three issues (only health care at 35 percent polled higher). Following the election, what does the composition of the new government suggest we might expect in addressing climate change and other environmental issues? Join Dr. Ian Urquhart (political scientist at the University of Alberta/University of Calgary) to explore this question. Read more about Elections, Budgets and Environment

Location

Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

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