Meeting Paris Targets Requires Full Transformation of the Economy, Below2C

Meeting Paris Targets Requires Full Transformation of the Economy

To reach Paris goals will require a full-out transformation of the global economy. It will demand that we make both individual and collective lifestyle...
Support For a Dying Industry Or a Just Green Transition: You Can't Do Both, Below2C

Support For a Dying Industry Or a Just Green Transition: You Can’t Do Both

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is set to present her first federal budget within the next few weeks. This pandemic recovery budget offers an opportunity...
Climate Economics: $8 Trillion In Savings If Paris Targets Are Met, Below2C

Climate Economics: $8 Trillion In Savings If Paris Targets Are Met

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The Paris Agreement is now five years old. And there's only one decade left for the signatories of the accord to achieve their 2030...
Ottawa Net-Zero Legislation Fails To Meet the Scale Of the Climate Threat. Again. Below2C

Ottawa Net-Zero Legislation Fails To Meet the Scale Of the Climate Threat. Again.

Canada's recent net-zero legislation (Bill C-12) fails once again to meet the scale of the climate threat Canadians and the world are up against....
Playtime Is Over, It's the System - Part II of Sucking Up To Business, Below2C

Playtime Is Over, It’s the System – Part II of Sucking Up To Business

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This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability...
The Two Sides to Canada's Post Pandemic Recovery, Below2C

The Two Sides to Canada’s Post Pandemic Recovery

There are two sides to Canada's post pandemic recovery. On the bright side there’s massive public support for a recovery that puts people before...
To Save Our World, We Must End The Carbon Economy, Below2C

To Save Our World, We Must End The Carbon Economy

"The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future," says a recent opinion...
Clean Stimulus is Good For The Economy and Good For The Climate, Below2C

Clean Stimulus is Good For The Economy and Good For The Climate

A recent analysis by CBC News shows the delicate balancing act facing the Canadian government as the economy begins to reopen and find its...
The Trifecta of the Pandemic - COVID-19, Unemployment, Heat, Below2C

The Trifecta of the Pandemic – COVID-19, Unemployment, Heat

The number of COVID-19 cases is surging in the U.S. Summers are getting hotter because of climate change. And then add record unemployment levels....
Mass Consumerism Is the Roadblock That Stands In Our Way, Below2C

Mass Consumerism Is the Roadblock That Stands In Our Way

In a previous article, Brad Zarnett asks if "our ape brains are poorly configured to address a slow moving crisis with speed." One might...