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Call for Delegate: Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Initiative: 
Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
8 Nov 2019

In December 2017, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that renewed each Government’s commitment to monitoring environmental impacts of oil sands development through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program (OSMP). The MOU established the mutual intentions of both governments to continue to collaborate and be accountable for the design and implementation of an integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. It also confirmed the joint commitment to revise and establish, in cooperation with Indigenous Communities in the oil sands region, effective mechanisms for Indigenous participation in the design, implementation and governance of the monitoring system. This includes development of a comprehensive, ongoing agreement (the Operational Framework Agreement, finalized September 21, 2018) that defines the governance and implementation model to guide the decision-making structure and processes, roles and responsibilities, and the monitoring, research mandate, and objectives of the OSMP. Read more about Call for Delegate: Air & Atmospheric Deposition Technical Advisory Committee, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Call for Delegates: Technical Advisory Committees, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Initiative: 
Technical Advisory Committees
Position: 
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
11 Nov 2019

In December 2017, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that renewed each Government’s commitment to monitoring environmental impacts of oil sands development through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program (OSMP). The MOU established the mutual intentions of both governments to continue to collaborate and be accountable for the design and implementation of an integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. It also confirmed the joint commitment to revise and establish, in cooperation with Indigenous Communities in the oil sands region, effective mechanisms for Indigenous participation in the design, implementation and governance of the monitoring system. This includes development of a comprehensive, ongoing agreement (the Operational Framework Agreement, finalized September 21, 2018) that defines the governance and implementation model to guide the decision-making structure and processes, roles and responsibilities, and the monitoring, research mandate, and objectives of the OSMP. Read more about Call for Delegates: Technical Advisory Committees, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Canada-California clean transportation agreement is a win for drivers and industry

Pembina Institute reacts to the federal government’s transportation agreement with California

OTTAWA— Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of the Canada-California transportation MOU: Read more about Canada-California clean transportation agreement is a win for drivers and industry

Alberta’s methane regulations will fail to meet provincial reduction target

Province fails to demonstrate how carbon price and methane rules will achieve the GHG reductions needed to match federal rules

CALGARY, AB – Based on new comprehensive modelling, Alberta’s methane regulations will allow oil and gas companies to release far greater volumes of harmful methane pollution than if they followed the federal methane regulations enacted earlier this year by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).   In Alberta, the ECCC rules would reduce methane pollution in 2025 by almost 35 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) while the Alberta rules released today will reduce only 22 million tonnes of CO2e.  This equals a reduction of 36%, clearly failing to achieve Alberta’s own 45% methane reduction commitment, squandering one of the highest-value, lowest-cost opportunities to deliver significant progress towards Alberta’s and Canada’s climate goals.  Regrettably, recent research shows Alberta’s proposed carbon pricing regime offers no rescue for this missed opportunity because the carbon price does not cover, nor apply to the majority of methane emissions. Read more about Alberta’s methane regulations will fail to meet provincial reduction target

Call for Delegates: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board of Directors

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Alternates (3), NGO Industrial, NGO Rural, NGO Urban
Application Deadline: 
5 Dec 2018

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website. Read more about Call for Delegates: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board of Directors

ACA Clean Air Forum 2018

Nov 20 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

The Clean Air Forum is an opportunity to gather together and discuss air quality within our local airshed.  Stakeholders include municipalities, air quality and public health professionals, community environmental interests, industry, government, academia and students. The Forum will be held at Paul Byrne Hall at MacEwan University and include panel presentations, dialogue and an opportunity to share ideas in a workshop environment. Read more about ACA Clean Air Forum 2018

Location

Paul Byrne Hall, MacEwan University
9-115, 10910 104 Avenue NW
T5K 2Y9 Edmonton , AB

Job Opportunity: Project Manager (Facilitation), CASA & AWC

Position: 
Project Manager (Facilitation)
Application Deadline: 
11 Sep 2018
Location: 
Edmonton

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Project Manager (PM) provides leadership and direction to multi-stakeholder project teams, working groups, and committees tasked with developing various solutions and deliverables for some of Alberta's most challenging water and air management issues. Working within the AWC and CASA’s collaborative decision-making processes, the PM plays an integral role to ensure that stakeholder participation is meaningful, diverse perspectives are heard and considered in order to reach solutions through consensus, and various deliverables are produced on time and of high quality.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Project Manager (Facilitation), CASA & AWC

Saskatchewan and Ontario reject most cost effective way to reduce carbon pollution

Pembina Institute reacts to the joint statement from Ontario and Saskatchewan on carbon pricing

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, interim federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comment in response to the joint statement released today from Ontario and Saskatchewan.

“It is deeply irresponsible of the Saskatchewan and Ontario governments to reject carbon pricing. Canadians expect their governments to address climate change, one of the most serious issues facing us today. It is a failure of leadership to reject the most cost effective way to reduce pollution. This move undermines Canada’s obligations to do its fair share to protect our communities from a changing climate.  Read more about Saskatchewan and Ontario reject most cost effective way to reduce carbon pollution

Call for Nominations: CAAQS Development and Review Working Group

Initiative: 
Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group
Position: 
Non-Governmental or Indigenous Organization Representative
Application Deadline: 
30 Jul 2018

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is the primary, minister-led intergovernmental forum in Canada for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern. The 14 member governments work as partners in developing consistent environmental standards and practices. Read more about Call for Nominations: CAAQS Development and Review Working Group

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