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Mandatory Target for All New Light-Duty Cars and Passenger Truck Sales to be Zero-Emissions by 2035 in Canada
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Mandatory Target for All New Light-Duty Cars and Passenger Truck Sales to be Zero-Emissions by 2035 in Canada

As of 2020, Stats Canada reports the number of passenger motor vehicles registered in Canada (vehicles under 4,500 kg) was 23,472,111. Light vehicles in Canada, including passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, and vans (weighing less than 4,500 kg), account for the largest growth in registrations.  1,358,657 vehicles were produced in Canada in 2020. Additionally, the...

Canada’s Economy Could Shrink by 6.9% Annually by 2050 Without More Ambitious Climate Action
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Canada’s Economy Could Shrink by 6.9% Annually by 2050 Without More Ambitious Climate Action

Climate change loss and damages expected in Canada between now and 2050 are measurable. Most recently, a Queen’s University/Institute for Sustainable Finance report (April 2022) stated capital output lost due to physical damages under different warming scenarios by the end of the century (with 2030, 2050, and 2070 as inflection points) will grow dramatically. This...

The Arctic is Warming at More Than Twice the Global Average Resulting in Wildfires and Thawing Permafrost
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The Arctic is Warming at More Than Twice the Global Average Resulting in Wildfires and Thawing Permafrost

For the second year in a row, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) scientists (April 2022) report a record annual increase in atmospheric levels of methane during 2021 as 17 parts per billion (ppb) since measures began in 1983. Carbon dioxide has also increased with historically high rates of 414.7 parts per million (ppm) during...

Canada: Climate Progress Indicators
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Canada: Climate Progress Indicators

Primary energy production increased slightly from November; coal production increased slightly with coal exports increasing more so; slight increase in electricity production, mainly in hydro between November 2021 to March 2022; transit ridership down from November, March 2022 stats most recent data available.Our goal is to visit different indicators influencing climate change below and their...

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...

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