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RCEN e-Bulletin — August 4, 2010

The Canadian Environmental Network has posted the August 4th, 2010 edition of the e-Bulletin.

Highlights

Canadian Youth Delegation to Attend UN Biodiversity Conference in Japan

The RCEN and the Youth Caucus are pleased to announce the Official Canadian Youth Delegation going to the tenth Conference of the Parties (COP-10) of the Convention on Biological Diversity taking place in Nagoya, Japan, from October 18-29.

Given that 2010 is the United Nation’s International Year of Biodiversity and August 2010 marks the beginning of the United Nation’s International Year of Youth, we applaud Canadian youth’s commitment to both of these years and, more importantly, youth participation in discussions that will shape our future. Get to know the delegates here, and show your support by buying a t-shirt to help them fundraise for the trip!

RCEN 2010 Conference: Visions of the Saint Lawrence in 2021

Join us on Sunday, September 19th, for this plenary on the ecosystem services provided by the Saint Lawrence River. Speakers will discuss current threats to its biodiversity and possible solutions for the next 10 years, with a special focus on the moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Saint Lawrence.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Bertrand Brassard, Vice-President Exploration and Director, Nevado Venture Capital Inc.
  • Marie Lagier, Executive Director, Stratégies Saint-Laurent
  • Jean-Patrick Toussaint, Chief, Scientific Projects, David Suzuki Foundation

Register today to attend the Conference! September 17-19 in Montreal Read more »

Posted August 5, 2010 by AEN

Greenpeace rappels off the Calgary Tower to remind government to separate oil and state

3 Aug 2010

Greenpeace drove a message home to the heart of Canada’s oil industry today, hanging a huge banner from the Calgary Tower that says “Separate Oil and State” to highlight the need to sever the cozy relationship between the toxic tar sands oil industry and the federal and provincial governments. Read more »

Posted August 3, 2010 by russ

Thousands of industrial incidents raise serious concerns about toxic oil industry

30 Jul 2010

Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club Prairie, Keepers of the Athabasca and Global Forest Watch Canada today released two databases compiled by prominent scientist Dr. Kevin Timoney, one with more than 6,500 incidents, regarding tar sands operations that raise serious concerns about how the Alberta government allows oil companies to operate in this province. Read more »

Posted August 3, 2010 by russ

First in-depth analysis finds federal greenhouse gas regulations may have little or no effect

29 Jul 2010

OTTAWA, ON —Proposed federal regulations to cut emissions from cars and trucks may have little or no effect, according to the first in-depth analysis of the regulations, conducted by the Pembina Institute. Read more »

Posted July 29, 2010 by AEN

Alberta Native Plant Council wins Emerald Award

Congratulations to the Alberta Native Plant Council (an AEN member group) for their  win in the Non-Profit Association category at last night's Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all of the other winners and nominees as well. A full list of this year's Emerald Award recipients can be found on the Alberta Emerald Foundation website.

Posted June 11, 2010 by AEN

CPAWS celebrates grizzly victory

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, an AEN member group, is celebrating a victory with the recent announcement that the Alberta govenrment will list the grizzly bear as a threatened species. Read more »

Posted June 4, 2010 by russ

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Eight conservation groups, including AEN members CPAWS and Greenpeace, and the Canadian forest industry have signed off on one of the largest conservation agreements in the world. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement covers 72 million hectares of publically owned forests — an area twice the size of Germany.

Posted May 18, 2010 by AEN

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