In her recent Earth Day address, Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of surrendering on the 1.5°C target when they present very insufficient emissions targets that fall far short of  what the available science says is required. "You clearly see...
The climate hypocrisy of the Trudeau government continues to elude most Canadians. A  recent report—What do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change—shows that 71% of us think our government’s actions on climate are good or acceptable. Even worse, 89%...
Did you know that there are roughly 7.5 million grandparents living in Canada? And many, like Lorraine Green (and myself), have become climate activists, deeply concerned about the legacy we will leave our grandchildren. We know that we're in...
“It seems inevitable that the energy transition will spell the end of the fossil fuel industry’s traditionally growth-focused business model, which has already started to fail. The reduced usage of fossil fuels necessitated by any Paris-aligned temperature target is...
A few days ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, 18 NGOs released Five Years Lost - How Finance is Blowing the Carbon Budget. The report highlights 12 of the most devastating fossil fuel projects that are...
"Canada’s top ten pension funds alone manage over $1.5 trillion. How these funds invest your retirement dollars is a major factor in how quickly we can transition to a low-carbon economy while growing your pension in a warming world....
The flipside of stranded assets is stranded liabilities. On the one hand, investors are increasingly asking whether oil demand is or will soon be in terminal decline, and on the flipside, there's the cost of retiring long-lived oil and...
"The stranded asset hypothesis just got real," reported Business Green in early July. “Shell and BP are writing down assets while a raft of US fracking firms are entering bankruptcy protection – change is coming to the fossil fuel...
"The world faces two contrasting pathways. Either it can secure the ‘trillion dollar green gigafall’, the trillions that can be generated at low cost from the sun and the wind….Or it can stay locked into business as usual, tied...
A new report, Still Digging: G20 Governments Continue To Finance The Climate Crisis shows that "since the Paris Agreement was made, G20 countries have acted directly counter to it by providing at least 77 billion a year in finance...