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Canada is Responding to the Need of Climate Justice in Indigenous Communities
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Canada is Responding to the Need of Climate Justice in Indigenous Communities

Climate justice’s intention is to offer fair treatment and a balanced share of social, environmental and economic benefits across populations. Without a climate justice lens, climate legislation risks may worsen the already deficient gap between the wealthy creating more emissions and those of lower income limited in financing improved energy performance to access rebates or...

Canada’s Diverse Ecosystem Needs Further Protection to Reduce Climate Change Impacts
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Canada’s Diverse Ecosystem Needs Further Protection to Reduce Climate Change Impacts

Global diversity loss increasingly brings to our attention the disruption of life-sustaining ecosystems as species become more crowded together, creating conditions for new illnesses to spread. Urban development encroaching on species’ habitats, large-scale deforestation, habitat loss, agriculture intensity, food production, species and climate change can all drive biodiversity loss. Statistics Canada reports that, despite it’s...

Canada’s Response to Coronavirus Does Not Take Into Account Climate Considerations
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Canada’s Response to Coronavirus Does Not Take Into Account Climate Considerations

(1) Canada’s health and economic recovery policies for addressing COVID-19    In the span of a month, Canada, similar to many other countries, has had devastating economic impacts as it tackles COVID-19. Businesses are closed and workers must remain at home, many being unpaid or unsure their jobs will continue. On April 9, Prime Minister Trudeau...

Canada’s Energy Sector Reform is Making Progress
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Canada’s Energy Sector Reform is Making Progress

The National Energy Board (Canada’s Energy Regulator) advises Canadians that we are in an energy transition period driven not only by technological, economic, and political factors but for the first time primarily by environmental factors based on changing social values—the drive to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions (GGEs) or decarbonization.  Although Canada generates only 1.6%...

Canada’s Carbon Pricing Strategy Moving Ahead
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Canada’s Carbon Pricing Strategy Moving Ahead

The national Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) adopted June 21, 2018 as Canada’s carbon pricing system, establishes a greenhouse gas emissions (GGE) pricing standard as a core element of Canada’s strategy to meet its Paris Agreement targets. As of January 2019, for any provinces and territories without a carbon tax, cap-and trade system or...

New Ecofiscal Climate Gaps Report Recommends More Rigorous Actions Needed to Meet Canada’s Emission Goals
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New Ecofiscal Climate Gaps Report Recommends More Rigorous Actions Needed to Meet Canada’s Emission Goals

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission is a group of independent, policy-minded economists from industry, environment and broad political thought who seek to inform the public and policy-makers of necessary ecofiscal policy reform required for economy and environment to work together for our future. This Commission has long proclaimed the need for cost-effective policy to achieve Canada’s environmental...

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