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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.

Register

Location

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

Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator, Youth Climate Corps , Anywhere in Canada, Part-time

Position: 
Outreach Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
5 May 2022
Location: 
Anywhere in Canada
Youth Climate Corps is an expanding organization that focuses on working with communities to provide youth with meaningful and dignified work in climate action projects.

Job Opportunity: Research Associate, Clean Prosperity , Anywhere in Canada, Full-time

Position: 
Research Associate
Location: 
Anywhere in Canada
Clean Prosperity’s net-zero modelling research is a new flagship initiative that will help inform credible climate policy directions for Canada to 2050. As Clean Prosperity’s Net-Zero Pathways Research Associate, your main area of focus will be to support a national-level modelling research study. Your contributions, which will focus on data evaluation and the synthesis of model insights, will help build further rigour around the most effective pathways to achieving Canada’s net zero goals.

2022 Edmonton and Calgary Mayors' Summit on Climate Change

Apr 6 2022 - 7:00pm

This is your opportunity to hear the mayors of Alberta’s largest cities, Mayor Amarjeet Sohi of Edmonton, and Mayor Jyoti Gondek of Calgary, discuss their strategies for climate action.

Join us for this event, moderated by Laura Lynch, host of CBC’s What On Earth, which promises to be a compelling session with two highly engaging mayors, both of whose City Councils have declared a climate emergency. 

Opportunity: Clean Prosperity

Position: 
Communications Associate
Location: 
Anywhere in Canada
As Clean Prosperity’s first-ever Communications Associate, you’ll help us spread the word about the most effective pathways to achieving Canada’s climate targets. There are few things more important right now than addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Your work could have a big impact on climate policy in Canada, and you could play a part in fostering a more sustainable world for coming generations. What could be more satisfying?

Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes and Beyond

Take Action on Coal  |  Information & Resources  |  Updates & News 

Updated March 15, 2022

Latest Update: Government announces expanded coal restrictions, releases Coal Policy Committee reports

On March 4, 2022, the Government of Alberta announced restrictions on coal development in the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. The restrictions on new development will be in place until directions on coal activities are incorporated into updated regional land-use plans.

The Goverment also released the final reports of the Coal Policy Committee. Concerns with the environmental impacts of coal mining ranked among the most important issues to Albertans.

Environmental groups welcomed the restrictions on new development, but concerns remained over the impacts of existing coal mining activities and the 4 advanced projects that were allowed to continue the regulatory process.

 

A Brief Comparison of Edmonton and Calgary’s Climate Change Plans & Progress

BACKGROUND

As climate change will likely “result in long-term changes in temperature and precipitation… increased frequency and severity of weather events such as droughts, floods, forest fires, and severe storms”, this change brings with it both great challenges and unique opportunities (Government of Alberta, 2021). Two of Alberta’s largest municipalities - Edmonton and Calgary - have been working to address climate change through their mitigation and adaptation plans. 

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