Canada

26/03/22
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Primary Author: Mitchell Beer

Mar. 23, 2022

The federal Liberals and New Democrats must make good use of the next three-plus years of political stability by embracing more decisive climate action than they promised in the supply and confidence agreement (SCA) unveiled yesterday, leading climate policy analysts have told The Energy Mix.

25/03/22
Author: 
Susan Lazaruk
Transit advocate Nathan Davidowicz at Oakridge Skytrain Station in Vancouver. PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

Mar. 24, 2022

A transit user advocate says raising fares discourages passengers from returning to the transit system, which is down 50 per cent of pre-pandemic ridership numbers

Beginning July 1, it is going to cost more to ride transit in Metro Vancouver.

 

With little discussion at a TransLink board meeting on Thursday, the transit authority approved an average 2.3-per-cent fare hike, bucking a nationwide trend to combat low ridership by freezing fees after two years of the pandemic.

 

25/03/22
Author: 
Andrea Palframan - RAVEN
RAVEN - Victory for Beaver Lake Cree

Mar. 18, 2022

Beaver Lake Cree set powerful precedent for Indigenous access to justice in Canada’s Supreme Court

RAVEN-Respecting-Aboriginal-Values-and-Environmental-Needs

24/03/22
Author: 
Robert Tuttle
Carbon capture is a process where the carbon dioxide from oil and gas production facilities is sequestered and injected back into the ground. PHOTO BY TODD KOROL/REUTERS

Jan. 20, 2022

Massive subsidy for fossil fuel industry would be better spent on renewable energy, electrification, energy efficiency, letter said

Canada’s plans to introduce a tax credit for carbon capture in the country’s oilpatch would amount to a fossil fuel subsidy for an ineffective technology, a group of academics said in a letter to the deputy prime minister.

24/03/22
Author: 
Nina Lakhani
Forests, such as this one in Indonesia, do lmore than just store carbon. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

Mar. 24, 2022

New data suggests forests help keep the Earth at least half of a degree cooler, protecting us from the effects of climate crisis

The world’s forests play a far greater and more complex role in tackling climate crisis than previously thought, due to their physical effects on global and local temperatures, according to new research.

24/03/22
Author: 
Marc Lee
Image - Dollar sign drip from gas hose

As the last paragraph below says, excess profit taxes have been imposed during wars. In the Second World War that kind of tax was 75-100%. Ottawa should now impose that kind of tax at all times, not just during the current gas price spike. The "war" against climate disruption and other environmental destroyers must be won for the children, and the current gougers should bloody well pay for it (until their destructive industry is nationalized and wound down).

         -- Gene McGuckin 

Mar. 17, 2020

24/03/22
Author: 
Ministry of Just Transition Collective
Government of Canada - Ministry of Just Transition

Mar. 24, 2022

A press conference from a Climate Emergency Coalition Government three years into the future reports on its progress towards climate justice

As we near the end of 2025, it’s worth reflecting on the first 1000 days of a new era. 

23/03/22
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Canada is the only G7 nation emitting far above 1990 levels — and Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. are the main drivers of this climate failure.

Mar. 23, 2022

Humanity is hurtling towards a full-blown climate crisis. To avoid this dystopian future, climate pollution must rapidly plunge to zero.

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