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AEN Climate Caucus Spring Meeting

Apr 6 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Following Alberta Ecotrust’s annual Environmental Gathering (April 4 and 5 in Calgary), the AEN Climate Caucus will meet on April 6 to continue to galvanize strategic cooperation between our climate-active organizations.This event is for Albertans engaged in climate change activity who would like to strategize with others, including members of AEN's Climate Caucus and anybody interested in participating in the caucus.

The meeting will expand on the February and March calls and will be centred around:

  1. Marketplace of Ideas
    Opportunities to present on current or prospective ideas for climate work in Alberta. Let’s learn from and support each other while seeking intersections between existing and future work. These will be rigorous discussions that will support, enrich and result in meaningful climate goals and strategies.
  2. Non-partisan pre-provincial election activity
    Given the prospective scenarios, it's imperative that climate change be on the radar of citizens, political parties and candidates. What is our role and how do we make this happen? Continuing the discussion and actions from the February and March Climate Caucus calls.

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Calgary Public Library, New Central Library
800 3 Street SE
Calgary , AB

Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes

First Nations and landowners request review of coal policy rescindment

Court challenges are expected to begin next week over the Alberta government’s decision to rescind the coal policy, which restricted exploration and development of open-pit coal mines in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Read more about Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes

Issue Brief: Canada's Climate Action Plan

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the federal government released its new climate action plan—A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy (PDF). The plan comes on the heels of the government's tabling of Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, and of investments in climate action in the government's Fall Economic Statement. Read more about Issue Brief: Canada's Climate Action Plan

Haysboro Climate Conversation

Jan 26 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From Calgary Climate Hub:

January 26 is the next COVID-safe digital version of our popular Community Climate Conversation. This time we are going to Haysboro!

Tune in to our Community Zoomcast from your own cozy space and engage in *real* conversations with our host of climate experts on topics like renewable energy, permaculture and building climate resilience (and pandemic resilience!) into GREAT Calgary communities like this one. Read more about Haysboro Climate Conversation

Calgary Climate Hub Holiday Celebrations

Dec 22 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for a Calgary Climate Hub Holiday Social on Tuesday, Dec 22nd from 7-8:30pm.

It's been a long year, and even though we are apart, we are a community, and that community is worth celebrating.

So drop in, show up and show off your holiday spirits! Read more about Calgary Climate Hub Holiday Celebrations

Tell ENMAX to set a net-zero target

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Will you sign the Calgary Climate Hub's letter asking ENMAX to commit to a target of net-zero emissions by 2050?

“As we work towards economic recovery and diversification, more companies are demanding decisive action on climate,” said Dr. Joe Vipond, Co-chair of the Calgary Climate Hub. “Having our electricity generation net-zero would send a clear signal that Calgary is serious about the climate crisis and entering the green economy.” Read more about Tell ENMAX to set a net-zero target

Grassy Mountain Coal Project


Mountains near Blairmore, Alberta

Crowsnest Pass mountains from Blairmore

The oral portion of the public hearing for Benga Mining Ltd.'s proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project in the Crowsnest Pass concluded on December 2. The next step in the federal impact assessment process is for the Joint Review Panel to draft the Impact Assessment Report, Consultation Report, and recommend potential conditions for submission to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Grassy Mountain is the first of at least six mountain-top removal coal mines proposed by large Australian mining companies in various stages of regulatory approval in the region. There are more than 50,000 ha of the Old Man River headwaters under lease for future mountain-top removal mining.

Public hearing

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Federal government introduces net-zero emissions bill

On November 19, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathon Wilkinson tabled Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 in the House of Commons. The legislation, if passed, would require the federal government to set a series of 5-year interim emissions reduction targets beginning in 2030 progressing to the ultimate target of net-zero emissions by 2050. Read more about Federal government introduces net-zero emissions bill

Job Opportunity: Just Transition Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Just Transition Lead

Reporting to the Director of Programs and the Executive Director of ICA, the Just Transition Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing Just Transition campaigns on behalf of ICA.

The primary responsibility of the Just Transition Lead will be to build out training programs based off of our Just Transition Guide, support and implement renewable energy projects with community partners, and nurture strategic relationships to advance the values that are critical for Indigenous energy sovereignty.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Just Transition Lead, Indigenous Climate Action


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