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Canadians may not realize ‘magnitude of challenge’ in 2050 climate strategy

November 18, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government has released its long-term climate strategy with a caution that most Canadians – while sympathetic to the cause – don’t yet understand the “magnitude of the challenge.” The document suggests the country should find a

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UN report: Human footprint ‘increasingly visible’ in climate

November 8, 2016 Karl Ritter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MARRAKECH, Morocco – Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” – that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. In a report released Tuesday at international climate talks in

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Canada, nearly 200 other countries agree to “phase down” hydrofluorocarbons

October 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada and the 196 other countries that are part of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer have agreed to phase down hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases that can be hundreds to thousands of times more potent than

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Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

October 6, 2016 Michael Astor - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. President Barack

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National carbon price to be $10 a tonne in 2018, $50 by 2022, Trudeau says

October 3, 2016 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pre-empted climate change negotiations with Canada’s premiers, announcing that the federal government will impose a pan-Canadian floor price on carbon pollution. Trudeau revealed Monday his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, starting in

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Federal decision is at hand for proposed LNG plant in northern B.C.

September 26, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has a final environmental assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in hand, with the federal Liberal cabinet set to meet Tuesday in the national capital. A decision from the Liberal government on the

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Paris climate change agreement passes key threshold

September 21, 2016 Michael Astor - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Thirty-one countries formally joined the Paris climate change pact Wednesday, bringing the total number of countries ratifying the treaty to 60 and raising hopes that it will enter into effect by the end of the year. The number is higher

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As PM signs UN climate treaty, now comes the hard part: respecting it

April 22, 2016 Alexander Panetta - THE CANADIAN PRESS

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders Friday to help formally ratify a global treaty on climate change. Putting his signature to the Paris accord was the easy part. The hard part comes next: reducing Canada’s

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UN Secretary-General urges insurance industry to take leadership role in climate change response

April 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry is a key actor in forging new instruments to anticipate and manage climate risks, and must continue to work with the United Nations to manage and reduce such risks, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.