I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
The world now recognizes the urgency of climate change. The climate trajectory we are on requires action on every front. While the Paris Agreement focuses on the reduction of emissions, it will not in and of itself solve the...
The following open letter to the Trudeau Government is important for five reasons: Members of Parliament (MPs) have asked for it; Open letters are an effective tool in the democratic process; Now is a good time to help shape...
The news on renewables just keeps getting better and better. But just ten years ago, the renewables landscape was remarkably different. Today the innovation cycle for renewables -- solar and wind -- is fast and moving at break-neck speed. Innovations...
Source: YouTube Standard Licence, Published April 3, 2017 Carbon Pricing Saga The great Canadian carbon pricing saga started in the fall of 2016 when Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a surprise speech on pricing carbon pollution in the House of Commons. Trudeau’s announcement established...
The Climate Reality Project offers a variety of resources for the use of its Climate Leaders. We are pleased to feature this piece on cutting edge clean technology which is slowly opening the door to a low-carbon future. On The Cutting Edge Fact:...
Writing in the journal Science, an international team of researchers led by Johan Rockstrom (Stockholm Resilience Centre director), proposes a solution to encourage the world to transition to a low-carbon economy within a few decades. This new carbon roadmap would be driven...
"The march toward a renewable energy future continues, unabated," reports Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The positive trend line on renewables is decisive, irrefutable and unstoppable in the US -- two US states are introducing 100 percent renewable energy legislation, the solar...
This article is a reproduction (with permission) of a Laser Talk produced by Citizens' Climate Lobby (Canada). The post highlights revenue-neutral carbon pricing as the clear winner. CCL offers a series of Laser Talks designed as tools for members to use...
The election of Donald Trump and a climate-denial administration is worrisome for the climate movement and the future of the Paris Agreement. Given that Trump vows to reverse President Obama's climate actions, should Canada pull back on its carbon...