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Last week, Canada's House of Commons voted to ratify the Paris climate change agreement, alongside the European Union and several other countries. The agreement will enter into force on Nov. 4. But amid all the abstract talk about international agreements, carbon pricing and emissions targets,...
A national carbon tax can take a big bite out of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, but it can’t do it alone. That’s one of the messages carbon tax experts are relaying after the Trudeau government announced its sweeping plan to put a price on carbon earlier this month. The Liberals aim to bring in...
This month saw the first concrete step toward enshrining the Paris Climate Agreement since the 191 countries approved the accords last December. On October 4, the European Union collectively opted to ratify the climate deal, setting in motion a mechanism for the Agreement to go into force within 30...
Canada's federal government just released a new plan to impose a pan-Canadian price on carbon across all provinces by 2018. "Already 80 percent of Canadians live in a province where there is pollution pricing. We want to continue this trend and cover the final 20 per cent," states Catherine McKenna...
With carbon emissions in the American transportation sector set to overtake power plants for the first time in four decades, greater fuel economy regulations may be key to keeping CO2 reductions in pace with rising transportation demands on both sides of the border. According to John DeCicco,...
In 1950, one third of the world’s population lived in cities. By 2050, the United Nations predicts that the number will have risen to 66 per cent . Much of the food that now feeds the growing urban population comes from large-scale agricultural operations far from city centres. But in recent years...
Alberta plans to phase out coal-fired electricity generation over the next 15 years. But, how the province does so will have big impacts, and lives could hang in the balance. That’s according to a new study from the Pembina Institute on the benefits Alberta and Canada could reap from an “...
In time for the start of the new academic year, UBC’s SEEDS Sustainability Program was recognized with a global Green Gown Award for Student Engagement. The award seeks to recognize university and college sustainability leadership across the world. Facilitated by the Global Universities Partnership...

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