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Rising carbon emissions from oilsands a ‘unique’ challenge, federal cabinet told

CBC News May 20, 2015 Margo McDiarmid, Environment Reporter Canada may need international emissions credits to offset increasing emissions from oilsands Greenhouse gas emissions from increasing oilsands production will rise faster than Canada’s ability to curb them, the federal government was warned before new emissions reduction targets were announced last week. Cabinet documents obtained by […]

Now is the time to transform Canada’s approach to climate protection

by Louise Comeau Daffodils weren’t the only things blooming this May long weekend. New commitments to protecting the climate are blossoming all across the country. On May 15, the federal government announced its contribution to the United Nations negotiations on a new global climate treaty, with a national target to cut climate altering pollution 30 […]

Opinion: Prime Minister Harper a no-show at upcoming UN Climate Summit: Sadly, that’s a good thing

by Louise Comeau, Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat canada disponible en Français aussi World leaders have been invited by United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to New York on September 23rd for a Climate Summit. The one-day event is designed to bring momentum to global climate negotiations; Heads of […]

EU at stalemate on Canada’s oilsands ranking

European Union officials are at a stalemate after voting on whether to classify Canada’s oilsands crude as more harmful to the environment than other fuels — a proposal that Canada would fight. The ballot by experts from the EU’s 27 member countries, which are weighted by population, failed to produce the required 255 votes needed […]

Greenpeace response to 2012-13 federal budget

28 March 2012 (Toronto/Montreal) – Today Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the 2012-13 federal budget. Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Coordinator Keith Stewart responds with the following statement: “Big oil is the big winner in today’s budget, as the Harper government announced that it will dismantle environmental laws that help protect our forests, air, water […]