Monthly Archives: September 2009

World Leaders Talk Climate Change at the UN

World leaders met today to discuss climate change, in an attempt by Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to jumpstart talks, which are badly stalled, in advance of the Negotiations taking place this December in Copenhagen, Denmark. In his remarks, the Secretary-General said the following: Failure to reach a broad agreement in Copenhagen would be morally inexcusable, economically shortsighted, and politically unwise. ... Read More »

Ontario and Quebec Premiers Still Committed to Cap and Trade by 2012

Climate change, and in particular cap and trade, was one of the two major topics of discussion in the second Joint meeting of Ontario and Quebec Cabinets held September 11, 2009. The other major topic was the economy. The news release issued by the Ontario government states: The Premiers also moved forward on developing a cap-and-trade system to help reduce ... Read More »

The Onset of Offset

The new federal draft offset system for greenhouse gases To address climate change, governments are looking at ways to mandate emissions reductions and to put a cost on the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The Government of Canada has announced that a domestic response to climate change will include a cap-and-trade regime with an “offset system.” A ... Read More »