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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.

 

International Week 2016: For a Better World

Jan 25 2016 (All day) - Jan 31 2016 (All day)

Explore global issues and celebrate cultural diversity during International Week: For a Better World 2016! Read more »

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

Change is in the Air: from Climate Chaos to Climate Justice

Jan 20 2016 (All day) - Jan 21 2016 (All day)

Change is in the Air Poster

The King’s University invites you to its Winter 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR – in more ways than one. On one hand, the climate is changing. Overwhelming scientific consensus confirms the reality of climate change and warns of the threat it poses to the planet and its human and non-human inhabitants. These warnings have prompted urgent appeals, not simply for changes in action and policy, but also deeper changes in how we think about and imagine our relationship to the creation itself. But change is in the air in other ways too – as vulnerable communities respond to the challenge of global warming, as our reliance on the carbon economy is being questioned, and as political leaders try to hammer out a global climate agreement, change is inevitable. Read more »

Location

The King's University
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

Seeking input on proposed Management Plan for Dwarf Woolly-heads

Initiative: 
Management Plan for the Dwarf Woolly-heads (Psilocarphus brevissimus), Prairie population, in Canada
Deadline: 
15 Mar 2016 (All day)

From: Mark Wayland, Head Species at Risk Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service 

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Dwarf Woolly-heads (Psilocarphus brevissimus) - Prairie Population - in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on January 15, 2016 for a 60-day public comment period which ends on March 15, 2016. 

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Posted January 15, 2016 by AEN

Poll confirms Albertans understand benefits of early coal phase-out

Phase-out will result in new investment, improved well-being and significant savings for health care system

13 Jan 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to poll results showing a majority of Albertans agree there is a need for an early coa Read more »

Posted January 14, 2016 by AEN

Recovery Strategy for the Dusky Dune Moth in Canada

The final Recovery Strategy for the Dusky Dune Moth in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on December 23, 2015. Read more »

Posted December 30, 2015 by AEN

Call for Comments: Proposed Ambient Air Quality Objective for Naphthalene

Initiative: 
Draft Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives - Naphthalene
Deadline: 
15 Mar 2016 (All day)

Development of a new objective for naphthalene is complete with an annual objective being proposed.

The draft objective has been posted for 90 day public comment. Note the comment period has been extended to 90 days because of the holiday season. The comment period will end March 15, 2016. Read more »

Posted December 18, 2015 by AEN

ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants

Deadline: 
25 Jan 2016 (All day)

ACA is proud to enter into its 19th year of Conservation Funding. ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants Funding will be available for projects that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a healthy environment for fish and wildlife in Alberta, and to the understanding, appreciation and use of that environment. This grant program will also fund projects which increase the level of attendance and awareness of outdoor opportunities, while developing knowledge and respect for conservation. Read more »

Posted December 18, 2015 by AEN

Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

CPAWS annual review finds limited progress nationally in 2015

14 Dec 2015

EDMONTON – In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal woodland caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing significant leadership in protecting the species that long graced our 25-cent piece.  

Under the federal Species-at-Risk Act, all provinces and territories are required to have plans in place to recover their boreal caribou populations by 2017, based on the 2012 Final Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou.

“In Alberta, we give credit to the government for deferring the sale of oil and gas leases in caribou habitat over the last six months, however, we are deeply concerned that the situation for boreal caribou has not improved over the last year,” says Alison Ronson, Executive Director of CPAWS Northern Alberta. Read more »

Posted December 14, 2015 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Paris Agreement tabled at COP21

12 Dec 2015

PARIS, FRANCE — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the global climate change agreement adopted today at COP21:

“The Paris agreement marks an important moment in the global transition to a low-carbon economy. The agreement endeavours to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and supports a global emissions peak and decline by mid-century. These commitments underscore a powerful global transition away from high-carbon fossil fuels.

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Posted December 12, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Water Management Working Group (Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands)

Initiative: 
Water Management Working Group, Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands
Position: 
ENGO Sector Members (4)
Application Deadline: 
16 Dec 2015 - 23:59

The Water Management Working Group (WMWG) is a team of knowledgeable water professionals, representing various disciplines and perspectives, that advises the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Energy Regulator on implementing the water management direction outlined in the Lower Athabasca Region Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands (TMF). Read more »

Posted December 9, 2015 by AEN

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