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Government of Canada creates expert panel on climate change adaptation

August 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Tuesday that it is creating an expert panel on adapting to climate change. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the launch of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results in a statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The expert panel will advise the federal government on measuring progress on adaptation and climate resilience to better understand how federal, provincial and territorial adaptation efforts are building Canada’s resilience to climate change, for…

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N.B. Auditor General finds climate change action items lack implementation plans and timelines

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New Brunswick are not projected to decline much further under the status quo, and meeting 2030 and 2050 targets will require “significant action” from provincial and federal initiatives, the Auditor General of New Brunswick said

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Auditor calls for better pipeline regulations, monitoring in Saskatchewan

June 7, 2017 Jennifer Graham - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor says the government isn’t doing enough to effectively regulate oil and gas pipelines. Judy Ferguson says in her annual report that as of the end of March, the Ministry of the Economy did not have

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As U.S. threatens withdrawal, feds still committed to Paris Accord, McKenna says

May 31, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – As the U.S. flirts with fleeing the Paris climate-change accord, Canada is aligning itself with the world’s other two largest economies to take a global leadership role on the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Environment Minister Catherine

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it will develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018. Marc Garneau, the Minister of Transport, and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said in a statement from Transport

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Environment and Climate Change Canada releases technical paper on proposed federal carbon pricing options

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has released a technical paper outlining a proposed federal carbon pricing option for provinces that choose not to have their own system in place in 2018. A backgrounder from ECCC referenced the Pan-Canadian approach

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Ontario launches global climate change challenge

April 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Ontario has launched a global climate change challenge, urging local and international companies to develop the “next generation of transformative clean technologies” to help combat the phenomenon. The provincial Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science said in

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60% of Ontarians at least somewhat oppose cap and trade: Nanos Research poll

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new province-wide poll has found that more than 60% of Ontarians at least somewhat oppose cap and trade, which is designed to help fight climate change and reward businesses that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Nanos Research poll,

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B.C. government launches incentives for zero-emission vehicles

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines has announced an investment of $40 million to encourage British Columbians to “make the switch to zero-emission vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support investment in made-in-B.C. green technology.” Bill Bennett announced the

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Saskatchewan reaches deal with Ottawa on future of coal-fired power plants

November 28, 2016 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan says it has reached a deal with Ottawa that will allow the province to keep using coal-fired power plants in what it calls “a responsible manner” beyond 2030. The agreement will allow the province to meet federal

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Government of Canada to develop clean fuel standard

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it will consult with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, industries and non-governmental organizations to develop a clean fuel standard. The standard would require reductions in the carbon footprints of the fuels supplied

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Ontario cap-and-trade won’t limit emissions through 2020: environment watchdog

November 22, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario’s environmental commissioner says the upcoming cap-and-trade program will not limit the province’s greenhouse gas emissions through to 2020. In a report released today, Dianne Saxe says that after Ontario’s system is linked with California and Quebec’s in