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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • December 9, 2018
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Crank Up The Power: Canada’s Astounding Opportunity for Success Through Electrification and Decarbonization

At a per capita emissions rate of 19.4 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalents per person, Canada’s intensity of greenhouse gas emissions is 3-fold greater than the global average and ranks near the top among OECD countries.1,2 Canada’s oil and gas sector accounts for a disproportionally high percentage of national emissions when compare to most other advanced economies. […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • December 2, 2018
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The Ontario Government’s Tear Down and Replacement of the Provincial Climate Action Plan Would Increase the Target for Year 2030 Emissions by 27%

A Rollback of Ontario’s Ambition to Control Emissions Would Undermine Canada’s Ability to Meet International Obligations Under the Paris Agreement The global pathway to limit future surface warming to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures is dependent on transitioning the energy sector of advanced economies. The pillars of this transition are decarbonization […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • November 29, 2018
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International Energy Agency 2018 World Energy Outlook: Sustainable Development with Well Below 2 C in Surface Warming

There is No Moral or Economic Justification for Inaction The 2018 World Energy Outlook published by the International Energy Agency projects energy demands, supplies and costs under scenarios of a continuation of Current Policies, a New Policies scenario that incorporates commitments made by countries under the Paris Agreement as Nationally Determined Contributions, and a Sustainable […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • November 8, 2018
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A Rollback of Policies to Limit Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Would Seriously Undermine the Gobal Effort to Mitigate Climate Change

Certified Zero Deforestation: An Effective Response to a Global Threat “With most of the Amazon under his control, few national leaders will have more power to harm or help the world’s fight against climate change than Bolsonaro.”                                     […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • September 5, 2018
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Prairie Resilience: A Token Gesture of a Climate Action Plan

After a summer of raging wildfires, air quality alerts and scorching temperatures across much of Canada, the government of Saskatchewan has added further details to what is now a long-delayed plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement by Environment Minister Dustin Duncan of a flexible, hybrid carbon pricing/emissions allowance trading system provides some measure […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • August 30, 2018
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Carbon Pricing in BC – It Works: The How and Why this is Important to Canada’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change

The searing temperatures across much of Canada and raging wildfires in BC that characterized the summer of 2018 could be a harbinger of the upcoming heated political debate on the role of carbon pricing within national and provincial climate action plans. The issue of implementation of the Liberal government’s Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • July 23, 2018
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The Root Cause of Canada’s Upcoming “War on Carbon Pricing” is a Failure of Leadership Within the Governments of Saskatchewan and Ontario

The recent show of solidarity between Ontario premier Doug Ford and Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe in opposing the federal government’s carbon pricing backstop provision within the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change can only be ascribed to either ignorance as to the design of effective climate action plans or outright climate change denial. […]

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  • The Book
  • by davidm
  • July 5, 2018
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Burn the Money: The Grossly Misleading Saskatchewan Government Report on the Cost of a Carbon Tax

Recently, the Government of Saskatchewan in conjunction with the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina released a grossly misleading, seriously flawed study on the impact of implementing a carbon tax on the provincial economy. Based on this report, the government has attempted to justify it’s position that carbon pricing […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • May 18, 2018
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Webinar Presentation For Citizens’ Climate Lobby May 29 2018

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 4pm PT / 5pm MT / 7pm ET SHARP WHERE:  https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/3920795005 Or dial in: 1 877.369.0926,  meeting code: 3920 7950 05 Here’s a video that shows how Zoom works:  https://youtu.be/vFhAEoCF7jg Sky Scenario for net zero global emissions by 2070 and progressive decarbonization as required to achieve the objectives of the Paris […]

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