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BC’s carbon tax leads the way on Canadian climate policy

Sustainable Prosperity, a think tank based at the University of Ottawa, has rated British Columbia’s carbon tax the most effective climate policy of its kind in Canada. The group’s findings, which slammed the BC NDP’s alternative to the current carbon tax policy as the weakest solution in Canada, also acknowledge that the BC government must […]

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Carbon marketing turns competition crisp

Carbon marketing turns competition crisp

Despite the striking similarities in their packaging and products, the UK’s Walkers crisps and North America’s Lay’s potato chips might as well be selling apples and oranges. Although both brands are owned by the PepsiCo company, Walkers has decided to add one significant detail to their packets – a label stating that 75.0 grams of […]

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Free Prince Rupert ACT Event: Sustainable Energy Solutions for the Future

Speaker: Guy Dauncey, President, BC Sustainable Energy Association Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Time: 6:00–8:00 pm Location: Chances, 240 1st Avenue West, Prince Rupert Cost: Free How can Prince Rupert prepare itself for the impacts of global warming, and the coming global energy crunch?  How can it develop solutions that will tackle climate change, and […]

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Stern Warns that the Risks of Global Warming are Greater than those of the Financial Crisis

The risks of inaction over climate change far outweigh the turmoil of the global financial crisis, a leading climate change expert said, while calling for new fiscal spending tailored to low carbon growth. “The risk consequences of ignoring climate change will be very much bigger than the consequences of ignoring risks in the financial system,” […]

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IPCC Chair Urges Action by the Media

The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the news media are not sufficiently addressing the severity of climate change at a meeting of U.S. environmental journalists earlier this week.R.K. Pachauri, head of the 2,500-member IPCC, said that unless policies are enacted soon to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, the global perils from […]

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EU to Take Steps to Avoid Soil Degradation in the Face of Climate Change

The European Commission recently hosted a high-level conference on the relationship between soil and climate change, and the role of soil management in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Organic matter plays a fundamental role supporting soil fertility, retaining water, sustaining biodiversity and regulating the global carbon cycle. But organic matter is in decline, and the […]

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New Recommendations from Nicholas Stern Present Way Forward on Mitigation and Adaptation

New Recommendations from Nicholas Stern Present Way Forward on Mitigation and Adaptation

A new document, Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change, prepared by Lord Nicholas Stern propose a plan on moving forward both in mitigation and adaptation. Stern, best known within the realm of climate change for the production of the Stern Review for the British Government, is the IG Patel Professor of Economics […]

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