Canadian pension funds aren’t just large investors in fossil fuels. In many cases, pension directors, trustees and staff sit on the boards of fossil fuel companies—a flagrant conflict as oil and gas insiders overseeing the retirement savings of millions...
"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...
Rather than taking the draconian steps needed to cut fossil fuel emissions, Canada will spend billions on false and unproven solutions that fail to address the climate crisis. According to the Canadian Environmental Law Society, a number of groups...
“Despite being one of the most pervasive materials on the planet, plastic and its impact on human health is poorly understood,” says the recent Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet report. Plastic is a global...
United Nations secretary general António Guterres calls the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report “an atlas of human suffering”. "The report is a dire warning about the consequences of inaction," remarked Guterres during his February 28th press conference. As...
We've waited too long to get serious about climate change. For decades, warnings from scientists and the IPPC have gone unheeded. And now, we've just left it too late and there are consequences to our failure to act. The...
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...
Nuclear is not a strategy that will help with the climate crisis. Renewables are a better alternative to nuclear small modular reactors for two main reasons: cost and speed of deployment. While the costs of renewables are plummeting, nuclear...
"As the climate crisis looms as one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, we are being bombarded with ads encouraging us to buy gas-powered vehicles (gas or diesel), particularly SUVs and other light-duty trucks." —David Suzuki Foundation (This post is...
"Canadian politicians won't be able to ignore climate change in 2022." according to Maclean's. As Canadians are learning to live with the COVID threat, "another emergency of existential scale has been implacably gathering strength." Public opinion is slowly coalescing...