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"The bill that includes $369 billion in climate and energy provisions will transform how Americans get their energy and shape the country’s climate and industrial policy for decades," wrote Politico about the historic climate bill approved by the US...
At their recent summit, G-7 leaders announced plans to form a new Climate Club by the end of the year. “We endorse the goals of an open and cooperative international Climate Club, and will work with partners towards establishing...
While COP26 in Glasgow achieved small steps, most of the heavy lifting lies ahead for COP27 and well beyond. The hypocrisy and obstruction of rich nations remains the primary stumbling block particularly with respect to the loss and damage...
On June 26 in Germany, the G7—the US, Germany, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, Japan and the EU—will meet to discuss sustainability, economic stability and a better collective future. Please sign the letter asking the G7 leaders to steer...
"Premier Doug Ford is making the climate crisis worse. His government’s arrogance, climate recklessness and willful negligence, threatens our future. His government, consisting of 68 elected Conservative MPPs - less than six dozen individuals - are putting the rest...
During the next four weeks, voters in Ontario will decide whether to re-elect a government which is flat out Canada's worst climate laggard, or choose a new government that will join the rest of the country in tackling the...
"Canada's success will depend on how—and how quickly—the government puts those climate policies in place," write Dave Sawyer and Dale Beugin in their blog in Canadian Climate Institute. Their writing highlights five major policy pathways that will help Canada reach...
Will the world be able to sink the climate problem underground or under the oceans?  Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies exist but can they really advance climate protection? Will carbon capture help keep warming below 2°C or be...
With the approval of the Bay du Nord offshore oil megaproject, Canada has now solidified its hold as the world's top climate con artist,rogue and villain. Bay du Nord is yet more evidence that Canada's Emissions Reduction Plan and...
The eventual success (or failure) of Canada's climate plan depends on each of the ten provinces and three territories doing their respective share of the heavy lifting. Under Doug Ford, Ontario has fallen into a climate action blackhole where...