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David Keith on climate solutions & the Pembina Institute

As part of their 25th Anniversary celebration, the Pembina Institue has been posting interviews with prominent Albertans and Canadians. In their latest video, University of Calgary environmental scientsit Dr. David Keith speaks on climate change & climate solutions.

…we need to convince our fellow citizens that it is morally & physically unacceptable to use atmosphere as free waste dump for carbon. And at this point, the politics really aren't the issue, and the politicians aren't the fault.

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Posted June 9, 2010 by AEN

The lowdown on Alberta's Wetlands Policy

Water Matters posts a quick look at and a fact sheet on the leaked Draft Wetlands Policy for Alberta.

Imagine wetlands as a savings account for Albertans that stores carbon and pays compound interest by storing, purifying, and filtering water. According to a leaked draft obtained by the Sierra Club, Albertans may lose the benefits of maintaining wetlands because under the Government of Alberta's draft wetlands policy, Albertans not industry would pay the cost of restoring wetlands.

Posted June 9, 2010 by AEN

June is Bike Month in Edmonton

June is Bike Month in Edmonton!  Join in all the fun at countless events including bike movie nights, bike to work breakfasts, salons, rides and of course the Bikeology Festival on Saturday June 19th.  Visit http://www.bikeology.ca for all event listings.

Posted June 7, 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

CPAWS answers questions about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Recently, eight conservation groups, including AEN member groups CPAWS and Greenpeace, signed one of the largest conservation agreements in the world with the Canadian forest industry. Aran O'Carroll, who neogtiated on behalf of CPAWS, answers some questions about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

New federal climate plan admits minimal action on emissions

Matthew Bramley, Climate Change Director of the Pembina Institute, critiques Environment Canada's recently released annual Climate Change Plan:

Sadly, this report confirms that the Harper government is neither implementing nor planning to implement any policies to substantially reduce Canada's greenhouse gas pollution. In the face of urgent calls for action coming from the world's most authoritative scientific bodies and ambitious policies in some of Canada's peer countries, this shows an astonishing failure to grasp what's at stake.

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

EBC Bikes to the Symphony

Kicking off Bike Month in the City of Edmonton, 50 members of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters rode to the June 1 performance of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

Bill C-311 the Climate Change Accountability Act: action or aspiration?

The Environmental Law Centre's Laura Bowman writes that the Climate Change Accountability Act suffers from some of the same "problematic legal issues" that led to the failure of the earlier Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act. In the case of Friends of the Earth v. Canada, (2008 FC 1183, (T.D.) appeal dismissed 2009 FCA 297) a Federal Court found that the earlier act, unenforceable and, in Bowman's words, "too general in nature to have the true force of law". Bowman argues that:

Parliamentarians and activists need to be bolder in addressing climate change, by putting forward specific measures instead of emission targets without any means of achieving them.

And that:

Bill C-311, riding on a wave of political apathy, represents a failure to take risks on real measures.  Targets are the ends, but legislators need to be prepared to provide the means, and soon.

 

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

Are Greenpeace's stunts outrageous or essential?

The Alberta Environment Network consists of a wide variety of environmental non-governmental organizations — from large national organizations to small grassroots groups. AEN members employ a variety of tactics to achieve their environmental goals. Amongst the most controversial, are the direct action and civil disobedience tactics employed by Greenpeace in their oil sands campaign.

David Berry's piece in Alberta Views — The Disobedient Albertans — examines Greenpeace's tactics in Alberta, including the perspectives of a couple other AEN member groups.

Posted June 1, 2010 by AEN

Summer Hours Begin at BikeWorks!

Summer has officially begun at BikeWorks! We are now open 6 days a week and eager to help you get your bike in good shape and rolling smoothly over the summer. Read more »

Posted June 1, 2010 by AEN

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