Environmental Law & Policy

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

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

Canada and Alberta reach agreement on woodland caribou conservation and recovery

On October 23, the governments of Canada and Alberta announced that they had reached an agreement for the conservation and recovery of Woodland Caribou in Alberta. The agreement follows years of pressure from First Nations and environmental groups including a 2019 lawsuit calling on the courts to compel the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to recommend a safety net order to protect boreal caribou habitat. While recognizing the agreement as a necessary first step, environmental organizations remain concerned, particularly that the timelines contained within the agreement are not fast enough to protect threatened herds.

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Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law will get us there

Nov 12 2020 - 12:30pm

From Ecojustice:

The climate emergency is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Changing the course of this crisis is within our control — but it will require the federal government to take decisive action now.

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission target it has ever set. Without a law that holds our elected leaders accountable for reducing Canada’s emissions, we run the risk of missing our 2030 target and our goal of net-zero by 2050. Read more about Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law will get us there

Call for Members: Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta Ad Hoc Group, CASA

Initiative: 
Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta Ad Hoc Group
Position: 
NGO Member
Application Deadline: 
14 Oct 2020

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is seeking sectoral representatives to serve on an Ad Hoc Group to discuss Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta. Please see the attached document for full details. Apologies for not forwarding this opportunity to the full caucus earlier. Read more about Call for Members: Quantifying the Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health in Alberta Ad Hoc Group, CASA

Call for Members: CAAQS Achievement Project Team, CASA

Initiative: 
CAAQS Achievement Project Team
Position: 
NGO Members
Application Deadline: 
13 Oct 2020

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance is seeking two ENGO representatives to serve on the Approaches and Solutions for CAAQS Achievement in Alberta Project Team. Please see the email quoted below, and the attached documents for full details. Read more about Call for Members: CAAQS Achievement Project Team, CASA

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