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Making The Case For A Zero Plastic Waste Economy: Canada Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastics In An Effort To Reduce Plastic Pollution
There is no doubt that plastics provide unparalleled functionality and durability across a range of products in our everyday lives. The production and use of plastics
Canada
29 Jul 2019
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View From The Prairies: Saskatchewan's Top Court Upholds Federal Carbon Price & Carbon Policy Update From Alberta
As the political rhetoric on carbon pricing [rages on], the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently delivered a much-anticipated decision in response to the reference question
Canada
14 Jun 2019
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Targeting Further Areas For Relief: Federal Government Proposes Refinements To Its Carbon Pricing Backstop System
In October 2018, the federal government announced certain details on the scope and application of its carbon pricing backstop system.
Canada
21 Mar 2019
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Ontario's Environment Plan: Preserving And Protecting Our Environment For Future Generations
On November 29, 2018, the Ontario government released its Environment Plan: Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations.
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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Moving Forward: Carbon Taxes And Rebates
On October 24, 2018, the federal government announced its intention to move forward with a federal carbon pricing system beginning in 2019.
Canada
30 Oct 2018
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Plugging The (Competitiveness) Leak: Federal Government Tweaks Carbon Pricing Mechanism For Industrial Emitters
Following in-depth consultations with emissions intensive and trade-exposed industries
Canada
12 Sep 2018
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Giving The Coast A Wide Berth: Federal Government Introduces Proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
On May 12, 2017, the federal Minister of Transport introduced Bill C-48 into Parliament.
Canada
19 May 2017
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Renewable Generation Incentives In Alberta - Contracts For Differences: The Way Forward?
On November 22, 2015, Alberta released its Climate Leadership Plan outlining a number of key steps for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the province.
Canada
14 Nov 2016
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North American Leaders' Summit Yields Tri-Lateral Climate, Clean Energy, And Environment Partnership Action Plan
The Action Plan represents a renewed push to strengthen continental ties among the three countries, and establishes climate change as a key policy driver for reducing GHG emissions from the oil and gas sector...
Canada
15 Jul 2016
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Words Into Action: Ontario Gets Ready For Implementation As It Releases Final Regulations For Cap-And-Trade Program And Greenhouse Gas Reporting
The Regulation and incorporated Methodology for the Distribution of Ontario Emission Allowances Free of Charge will come into force on July 1, 2016.
Canada
3 Jun 2016
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When The Levy Breaks: Alberta Government Tables The Climate Leadership Implementation Act
On May 24, 2016, Alberta's provincial government tabled Bill 20 for first reading in the legislature.
Canada
2 Jun 2016
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Ontario Energy Agency Could Correct Province's Past Policy Mistakes
The Ontario government's proposed creation of an agency with a mandate to reduce carbon emissions by buying offsets, funding cleaner factories and buildings, and co-ordinating rooftop solar and energy conservation...
Canada
23 May 2016
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Sign Of The Times: 177 Nations (And Counting) Ink The Paris Climate Agreement While The World Bank And IMF Push For Carbon Pricing
Earth Day 2016 – April 22nd – marked the opening of the Paris Agreement for signature at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.
Canada
5 May 2016
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Alberta Moves Forward With Climate Change Initiatives In Budget 2016
As part of its strategy to kick-start the economy, the Alberta government has earmarked almost $8.5 billion in its latest budget to build and modernize major public infrastructure.
Canada
4 May 2016
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Back On The International Stage – Spotlight On Climate Change Policy, The Paris Agreement, And Carbon Pricing Mechanisms
Since national pledges to reduce emissions are voluntary, the success of the pact in achieving meaningful GHG emissions reduction will likely turn on the willingness of future governments to take action as well as global peer pressure.
Canada
31 Mar 2016
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Increased Clarity Or More Uncertainty? Federal Government Takes First Steps To Review Environmental Assessment Process And Introduces Interim Pipeline Assessment Rules
On January 27, 2016, the Federal Government announced five principles that will guide its discretionary decision making powers on major natural resource projects.
Canada
1 Feb 2016
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Historic, Durable And Ambitious? UNFCCC Member Nations Adopt The Paris Agreement
As discussed in a previous post, the Agreement stands in contrast to the anticlimactic Copenhagen Accord of 2009 which had originally aimed to achieve similar results to the Paris Agreement, but did not deliver.
Canada
17 Dec 2015
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Climate Change Essentials: Navigating Carbon Pricing Mechanisms And Guide To Canadian Federal And Provincial Regulatory Framework
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in December 1997 and came into force on February 16, 2005. There are currently 192 signatories to the Kyoto Protocol.
Worldwide
9 Dec 2015
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Navigating The Paris Climate Talks: Understanding The Policy Drivers And Mastering The Climate Lingo
This week, all eyes are on Paris as world leaders converged on the French capital in a multi-national effort to forge a new global climate change agreement.
Worldwide
4 Dec 2015
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Policy Considerations When Carbon Taxes Meet Cap-and-Trade
As we recently reported, British Columbia's (BC) Climate Leadership Team prepared a report setting out 32 recommendations for BC's climate policy path forward.
Canada
4 Dec 2015
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