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  • Climate-Driven Water Scarcity Could Hurt Economic Growth

    Climate-Driven Water Scarcity Could Hurt Economic Growth

    Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their GDP, spur migration, and spark conflict, according to a new World Bank report released today. High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy, says ...

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    A new report is calling on Ontario to act to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. The report released today, Turning the Plastic Tide: How to Protect the Great Lakes and Fight Plastic Pollution,recommends that the province ...

  • “D” Grade for Canada on New Environment Report Card

    “D” Grade for Canada on New Environment Report Card

    Canada and most of its provinces perform poorly on The Conference Board of Canada’s first How Canada Performs: Environment Report Card that compares the environmental performance of Canada, the provinces, and 15 peer countries. Overall, ...

  • Canada Failing to Capitalize on Global Clean Technology Opportunities

    Canada Failing to Capitalize on Global Clean Technology Opportunities

    Growth in Canada’s clean technology industry has stalled and needs greater support from all levels of government and private sector to stimulate and help finance the deployment of commercialized clean technology innovation in order to succeed ...

  • Recycling Revenue from Carbon Pricing in Nova Scotia

    Recycling Revenue from Carbon Pricing in Nova Scotia

    In Nova Scotia, the prevailing attitude toward carbon pricing lies somewhere between skeptical and outright hostile. So there is a steep hill to climb before we even get to recycling carbon revenue. A plan to allocate such revenue will in fact have ...

  • Beyond carbon confusion: strategies for real business impact

    Beyond carbon confusion: strategies for real business impact

    At last, good news. For two years running, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that total global carbon dioxide gas emissions from the energy sector have stalled, levelling off at around 32 billion tonnes per year. Meanwhile, the ...

  • B.C. mayors call for stronger carbon tax

    B.C. mayors call for stronger carbon tax

    A group of mayors representing a cross-section of the province’s large and small communities have laid out a clear vision for climate leadership in British Columbia. The B.C. Mayors Climate Leadership Council is calling on the B.C. government ...

  • Reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change

    Reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change

    About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the first time provides comprehensive ...

  • Provinces urged to make carbon pricing work fairly

    Provinces urged to make carbon pricing work fairly

    In a report released today, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission calls on Canada’s provinces to make wise choices in how they recycle the revenue from carbon pricing. Provinces are faced with many options and trade-offs; the report shows that, ...

  • Trillions at risk from impacts of climate change – Report

    Trillions at risk from impacts of climate change – Report

    An average of US$2.5 trillion, or 1.8 per cent, of the world’s financial assets would be at risk from the impacts of climate change if global mean surface temperature rises by 2.5°C (4.5°F) above its pre-industrial level by 2100. ...

  • Port Metro Vancouver Recognized as Sustainability Leader

    Port Metro Vancouver Recognized as Sustainability Leader

    For the third year in a row, Port Metro Vancouver has been ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2016 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. The methodology for the ranking takes into account 12 key performance indicators covering ...

  • B.C. business leaders call for a stronger carbon tax

    B.C. business leaders call for a stronger carbon tax

    A diverse group of businesses from across British Columbia are urging Premier Christy Clark to commit to unfreezing and strengthening the province’s widely lauded carbon tax. More than 130 businesses — including MEC, Modo, NEI ...

  • Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

    Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

    On World Water Day, UNICEF says the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens both water supply and water safety for millions of children living in drought- ...

  • Western Europe coasts face a pounding

    Western Europe coasts face a pounding

    The Atlantic seas could be getting rougher, with winter storms capable of causing dramatic changes to the beaches of Western Europe. And new research shows that the pounding delivered to the shorelines of the UK and France in the winter ...

  • Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed

    Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the ...

  • New Sustainability Reporting Tool Released

    New Sustainability Reporting Tool Released

    GRI has released The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure: Digital, Responsible, Interactive, a digital publication that maps out the future of sustainability reporting and disclosure. According to GRI, the future will involve new formats with ...

  • Extreme Weather and Climate Change – They are linked!

    Extreme Weather and Climate Change – They are linked!

    It is now possible to estimate the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events, such as heat waves, drought, and heavy precipitation, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The ...

  • New support for clean technology announced

    New support for clean technology announced

    The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, today announced over $206 million in funding for 36 clean technology projects across Canada. Investing in innovation, supporting clean technology and ...

  • Canada’s First Ministers Communiqué on Climate Change

    Canada’s First Ministers Communiqué on Climate Change

    Canada’s First Ministers have issued a joint communiqué following the First Ministers’ Meeting and released a declaration on clean growth and climate change: “In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, we met ...

  • Prime Minister Announces New Investments in Climate Resilience

    Prime Minister Announces New Investments in Climate Resilience

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the Government of Canada’s commitment to invest in two initiatives that will give Canadian cities and towns the tools they need in order to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate. ...