The March 22 federal budget sets the stage for negotiations with provinces and territories with the $2 billion allocation over two years starting in 2017 to the Low Carbon Economy Fund. The timing of the cash infusion aligns precisely with expectations that premiers and the Prime Minister will conclude national climate plan negotiations in late 2016 in time for the 2017 budget. The criteria for receiving federal money strongly suggest the federal Government intends to push provinces and territories hard …
by Dr. Louise Comeau
What we did
We surveyed 857 Ontarians in September 2015 to explore thoughts about carbon pricing and Emissions Trading (cap and trade) policies and 12 frames/narratives. Each narrative (six on carbon pricing; six on cap and trade) expressed a different ‘idea’, or cognitive frame, developed by George Marshall at the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN).These ideas covered frames such as “polluter pay”, “common sense”, “hidden costs”, “we’re all in …
By Louise Comeau
October 20, 2015
Election night in Canada saw the country win on two fronts: we knocked it out of the ballpark with a stinging rebuke of the Harper Conservative government and swept in a majority Liberal government. And, the Blue Jays beat Kansas City 11 to 8. Go Canada Go!
While we celebrate a new day, we also need to proceed cautiously: Is it really time to proudly display our Canadian flag at the UN climate negotiations? …
By Lesley Hughes & Will Steffen
October 07, 2015
The price, quality and seasonality of Australia’s food is increasingly being affected by climate change with Australia’s future food security under threat, our new report has revealed.
Australia’s food supply chain is highly exposed to disruption from increasing extreme weather events driven by climate change, with farmers already struggling to cope with more frequent and intense droughts and changing weather patterns.
1. Climate change is making weather …
Canada is falling behind. That’s the message that kicked off Tracking the Revolution — Global, this report’s preceding companion edition. Though our clean tech sector—a category that includes clean energy, among other industries—grew 17 percent in 2013, other economies grew theirs faster.
This companion report paints a considerably brighter picture about clean energy in Canada.
That’s because on the home front, things are going very well. In fact, with respect to domestic clean energy investment and development, this …