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Canada launches Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System

Under most emissions trading systems, regulated industries, which fail to meet their greenhouse gas emission target must make up the shortfall either with a punitive payment or by purchasing emissions trading credits. Regulated parties whose emissions are less than their … Continue reading

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Canada’s climate is warming twice as fast as global average

Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR), led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, has just been released. It is the first major report of the current National Assessment, Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action, launched in 2017. The CCCR makes … Continue reading

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Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica are driven by man-made GHG emissions and ozone depletion, study finds

The temperature of ocean waters around Antarctica is rising, according to new research conducted by a team of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) scientists and a colleague from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in the United States. Their findings, … Continue reading

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Paul Manning Speaks to ICIS News About Ford’s Challenge to Trudeau’s Federal Carbon Pricing

ICIS News spoke with Paul Manning recently about the risks facing Ontario’s newly elected Progressive Conservative Government in its threatened constitutional challenge to the imposition of carbon pricing by Canada’s Federal Government. Paul’s comments are reproduced in ICIS subscription only … 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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5th Canadian Cap & Trade Forum

Paul will join a distinguished faculty of speakers at the 5th Canadian Cap and Trade Forum to be held in Toronto on February 25th and 26th, 2016. His topic will be Carbon Offsets and Market Dynamics. The 5th edition of the Cap … Continue reading

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COP21: The World Agrees Action On Climate Change

Yesterday saw 195 nations achieve an historic agreement in Paris to combat climate change. Why was it so important? Firstly and perhaps most importantly, the Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause in the … Continue reading

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COP 21: Ontario, Québec and Manitoba Sign MOU on Climate Change

Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba summed it up succinctly: “Climate change is the defining global environmental issue of our time and now is the time for action. We are joining in partnership with Ontario and Québec to build a cap-and-trade … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before COP 21: The week before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference saw major announcements from Alberta and Ontario

The 21st Conference of Parties begins tomorrow. Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers of the Canadian Provinces will join other world leaders in Paris. COP 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over … Continue reading

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Environmental Commissioner: Gap Looms in Ontario’s Fight Against Climate Change

On the eve of the Climate Summit of the Americas, Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel has released “Feeling the Heat: 2015 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report”, the latest in the Commissioner’s annual reports on climate change. While the Commissioner praises … Continue reading

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