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Youth in Canada are Demonstrating for Immediate Action on Climate Issues More than Adults
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Youth in Canada are Demonstrating for Immediate Action on Climate Issues More than Adults

More than ever, young Canadians (1 in 5 within Canada’s population) are bringing awareness to the climate crisis moving the discussion to a more diverse and intersectional approach with more sophisticated interventions to gain results.   A recent Cascade Institute survey report (Jan 2022), associated with Royal Rhodes University (BC), gathered data from young Canadians...

Canada’s Natural Gas-Powered Electricity Generation Will Double By 2040
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Canada’s Natural Gas-Powered Electricity Generation Will Double By 2040

Canada is one of the world’s largest natural gas producers (5th) and exporters (4th) with over 200 years of reserves at current production levels. The Canadian Gas Association states it consists primarily of methane, with lesser amounts of ethane, propane, butane, pentanes and heavier hydrocarbons. As a major producer, consumer and exporter, natural gas has...

The Effect of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Canada’s Climate Policy and Practices
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The Effect of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Canada’s Climate Policy and Practices

Canada has been a strong voice in an elicited international outcry to this injustice. Our energy policy and practices to date have been limited although the Canadian government announced on February 28, 2022 a ban on Russian oil imports to Canada. As a negative, Canada expects to receive both a domestic and international push to...

Climate Justice in Canada
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Climate Justice in Canada

HIGHLIGHTS The 1 in 8 households that are food insecure are especially vulnerable to the impact of climate change Indigenous and Black communities are especially vulnerable Racially segregated communities and communities with high income disparities are especially vulnerable Pollution related human rights issues are associated with climate justice for vulnerable communities, e.g., leachate leaks, waste...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Canada
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Canada

Priorities Reducing emissions by 375 Mt of C02 or half of 2019’s 730 greenhouse gas emissions total (the same amount of emissions generated in 2005) Achieving this through home/building retrofit programs, strong provincial regulations, more ‘sustainable’ jobs for those in transition during a fossil fuel phase out, and strong investment in clean transportation (particularly gas-powered...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Canada
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Canada

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

Canada Submits an Annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory to UNFCCC
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Canada Submits an Annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory to UNFCCC

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Canada Country Manager Diane Szoller Best Organizational Source: Pollutant Inventories and Reporting Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada Every year, the Pollutant Inventories and Reporting Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada prepares and submits a national greenhouse gas inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on...

Catastrophic Climate Change Related Weather Events Increase Loss of Life, Financial Loss, and Damage to Infrastructure and Property
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Catastrophic Climate Change Related Weather Events Increase Loss of Life, Financial Loss, and Damage to Infrastructure and Property

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Canada Country Manager Diane SzollerDuring the past year, the impact of climate change has increasingly been made evident by a series of extreme weather events around the world. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirms impacts including heat waves, wildfires, flooding, sea ice loss, and heavy rains, icing,...

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