Category Archives: carbon credits

OECD: Canada needs to speed up efforts to green its energy and transport sectors

The OECD released its third Environmental Performance Review of Canada yesterday,  According to that report, a reaffirmed commitment to fighting climate change has set Canada on a greener course, but the country needs to quickly implement planned measures to reduce the carbon … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Paul Manning speaks to Law Times about carbon pricing

Law Times spoke with Paul Manning recently about the impact of carbon pricing across Canada. His comments are reproduced in its article “Uneven Carbon Pricing Means Guidance Needed”, which can be accessed here ____________________________________________________________ Manning Environmental Law is a Canadian law … Continue reading

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Climate Action -Time for implementation

I had the pleasure today of attending a lecture given by Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the Munk School of Global Affairs in theUniversity of Toronto,. The Secretary-General emphasised the failure of current international efforts … Continue reading

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Ontario government issues its Long Term Energy Plan 2017 as Opposition plans to unwind cap and trade

As Kathleen’s Wynne’s government releases Ontario’s  2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice,  Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservative Party  (PCP) prepares to vote on two policy resolutions that seek to unwind major parts of the Liberal environmental strategy. Among the recommended policy resolutions … Continue reading

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The Fight Against Climate Change: Ontario enters Québec-California carbon market

Today, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard hosted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and California Governor Edmund G. Brown in Québec City to sign an agreement linking the carbon markets of Québec, Ontario and California. In stark contrast to current U.S. federal thinking, … Continue reading

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Paul Manning Speaks at Hazmat Management Magazine’s Remediation Technology Seminar

I was delighted to to join the roster of speakers at  Hazmat Management Magazines’ Remediation Technology Seminar at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga today., The seminar provided an overview of new developments in remediation technology in Canada and discussed how new regulations will … Continue reading

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Ontario Signs Joint Declaration on Climate Change in Guadalajara

Ontario Working with Québec and Mexico to Advance Carbon Markets Ontario has signed a joint declaration with Québec and Mexico, committing to working together to fight climate change. Ontario signed the agreement during Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to Mexico. The … Continue reading

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Ontario passes the the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act

In our post on February 4, 2016: Ontario introduces new climate change legislation we reported the Ontario Government’s introduction of  the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act. That Act was passed today and awaits royal assent before becoming law. Under the Act, money raised … Continue reading

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Ontario Posts Draft Cap and Trade Regulation for Consultation

Ontario has posted its proposed draft cap and trade regulation on the Environmental and Regulatory registries for a 45-day public and stakeholder comment period. This comment period builds on previous consultations with industry and business on the design of a … Continue reading

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Ontario Introduces New Climate Change Legislation

  Ontario introduced new legislation today to ensure that proceeds from the province’s cap and trade system are transparently reinvested into green projects and actions that will reduce greenhouse gas pollution. The legislation also includes a more controversial proposal (apparently … Continue reading

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