In September 2020, the Stockholm Environment Institute released an insightful report (1). In the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, annual global carbon emissions grew by 60%, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions. The disproportionate impact of the world’s richest...
"In the lead up to the critically important COP26 climate summit, Canada’s largest bank, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) inked a new deal to underwrite a CAD $1.5 billion bond for Enbridge which is currently expanding fossil fuel...
"Technology disruptions already underway in the energy, transportation, and food sectors have extraordinary implications for climate change. These three disruptions alone, driven by just eight technologies, can directly eliminate over 90% of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide within...
More and more retirees are asking how their pension plan is investing their retirement savings as the climate crisis becomes a reality. This is now a critical question for many. Ensuring a healthy planet for our grandchildren requires ambitious...
A recent report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. shows that Canada has spent $23 billion on pipelines during the past three years. The report came out about the time of the heat dome and the devastating heat...
What Do Canadians Really Think About Climate Change? is a report "designed to help communicators understand public opinion on climate change in Canada." Canadian attitudes on climate will to a large extent determine how far governments are willing to...
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%...
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...
A report released in April shows that Canada's federal government provided some $18 billion in subsidies and financial support to the fossil fuel industry during 2020 as part of its pandemic recovery funding. But does paying Big Oil during...
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is set to present her first federal budget within the next few weeks. This pandemic recovery budget offers an opportunity to shape the future more than any previous budget in recent memory. Freeland's fall economic...