Climate Change

Spring Reports of the CESD   The Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) recently released her Spring 2018 Reports.  There are three Reports: Report 1: Salmon Farming; Report 2: Canada’s Preparedness to Implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals; and Report 3: Conserving Biodiversity along with The...

An Update on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop: Draft Legislation and a Regulatory Framework Released   The need for a federal carbon pricing backstop was articulated in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change which, among other things, sets a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions...

Our energy footprints: carbon emissions and privacy We live in a data rich environment. We also leave a carbon footprint in our day to day lives. Current approaches to reducing emissions have focused on big emitters but evolving technology is enabling energy savvy consumers to save...

I have decided to return to my habit of lightheartedly looking back at the year. (Looking back on previous years I am struck by how many issue remain the same. see - 2015 2012  2011 ) To be sung to Walking in a Winter Wonderland.  I am the first...

2017 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development   Earlier this month, the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (the CESD) tabled her 2017 Fall Reports, consisting of six documents: The Commissioner’s Perspective, Report 1: Progress on Reducing Greenhouse Gases – Environment and...

A wrap-up from October 3rd Green Regs 'n' Ham Who landed in the penalty box?   Tackling a topic that is of increasing concern to Albertans was on the agenda for an early morning breakfast talk on Tuesday, October 3rd 2017. Government representatives, environmental lawyers, industry professionals, law...