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Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board of Directors

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Alternates (3), NGO Industrial, NGO Rural, NGO Urban
Application Deadline: 
5 Dec 2018

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) is a multi-stakeholder organization made up of representatives of industry, government, and environmental organizations which develops and recommends strategies to assess and improve air quality in Alberta. Detailed information on CASA is available on their website. Read more about Call for Delegates: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board of Directors

Media Releases & Op-eds

Op-ed: The federal government's carbon pricing plan will eliminate Alberta's hard-earned climate gains

An op-ed from AEN member Dr. Joe Vipond on the federal government's proposed carbon-pricing policy for the electricity sector:

Sadly, the current federal pricing plan will eliminate many of these gains, and likely make things even worse. Climate and health will once again be jeopardized by coal combustion, at a time when cheap, emission-free alternatives exist. We need to embrace the future of climate action, not cling desperately to the past.

Read the full op-ed in the CBC's Opinion section Read more about Op-ed: The federal government's carbon pricing plan will eliminate Alberta's hard-earned climate gains

Event

Webinar: Climate Accountability in Canada

Nov 22 2018

In this webinar, we will dig into some of the ambition-raising asks we’ll be making of the Canadian government as we head into COP24. Our panelists will discuss what an accountability mechanism for the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change might look like and how it can ensure ambition can be raised in the future. We will also explore some of the ways accountability mechanisms have been embedded in climate policy around the world. 

Join Read more about Webinar: Climate Accountability in Canada

Event

Ecological Grief is not new, but on the Rise

Nov 22 2018

Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. For example, the grief First Nations Peoples in USA and Canada experienced after losing their way of life in the wake of colonization, was generally not recognized as ecological grief. Read more about Ecological Grief is not new, but on the Rise

Location

Royal Canadian Legion (north door)
324 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge , AB
Event

Ecological Grief

Nov 22 2018

Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. With wildfires and summers filled with smoke, devastating flooding, subtle changes in the seasons, and the recent IPCC report, ecological grief is now starting to become recognized as a legitimate form of mourning and anxiety. But like all forms of grief, ecological grief is personal, unique, and doesn't often follow a logical pattern. Join us for a discussion around the ways we may grieve a landscape similarly (and differently) to other forms of loss. Read more about Ecological Grief

Location

Lethbridge Public Library
810 5 Avenue S
T1J 4C4 Lethbridge , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Op-ed: Why a price on carbon pollution is good for Canadians

By Josha MacNab

Published in iPolitics (November 1, 2018).

Every so often, a commitment is made that sets a new course and drives Canada forward.

This is the kind of commitment we saw last week when the federal government announced that Canada will put a price on pollution as of Jan. 1, 2019 — a milestone worth celebrating toward the implementation of Canada’s comprehensive plan to tackle climate change. Read more about Op-ed: Why a price on carbon pollution is good for Canadians

Media Releases & Op-eds

New methane reductions funding from Energy Efficiency Alberta is a good start

Pembina Institute reacts to new Government of Alberta methane reductions program

CALGARY — Jan Gorski, responsible fossil fuels analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of a new methane emissions reduction program in Alberta: Read more about New methane reductions funding from Energy Efficiency Alberta is a good start

Event

The Arctic Ocean: From Local to Global Concerns

Nov 5 2018

On November 5, 2018, the French Ameri-Can Climate Talks - Oceans (FACT-O) will be traveling to Edmonton to hold a conference highlighting the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean from the perspectives of France and Canada. Held at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, the conference will welcome a variety of scientists, representatives of NGOs and institutions from France and Canada to discuss the issue in detail.

Read more about The Arctic Ocean: From Local to Global Concerns

Location

Room L1 190
ECHA Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Nov 20 2018

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday November 20 at the University of Alberta to hear the acclaimed writer Ed Struzik talk about his latest book “Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future.” Ed, who also is a Fellow of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, will outline why he believes a radically different approach to managing wildfire is needed in this era of global warming. Read more about Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Location

Room BUS 2-9
Business Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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