Monthly Archives: June 2012

An Update On Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction in Canada


By Meghan Babin, Zizzo Allan Climate Law Summer Intern According to a recent study published in the journal Nature, Earth may be on the brink of an ecological tipping point, due in large part to the destruction of natural ecosystems, climate change and population growth.[1] Released just weeks shy of the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, ... Read More »

A Warmer, More Extreme Canadian Summer: Is Above Normal the New Normal?

By Vivian Chung, Zizzo Allan Climate Law Summer Intern Across Canada, summer has arrived early this year with projected extreme weather making national news recently.  In a changing climate, are these weather extremes the new normal?  If so, what are the implications for our health and economy? The Globe and Mail recently published a national weather map depicting the forecast ... Read More »

NRTEE Sends Climate Reality Check to Government: We’re Off Target

In its recent budget, the federal government announced that the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy (NRTEE) would be eliminated as of March 31, 2013. In spite of this unfortunate news, the NRTEE is continuing to provide independent and non-partisan advice on sustainable development issues, with its most recent report entitled Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress ... Read More »

Cap and Trade Revenue Bill Approved in California

It is anticipated that California will collect more than $1billion a year in revenue from selling allowances in the state’s CO2 cap-and-trade market.[1] On Tuesday May 29th 2012, the California Assembly voted to approve AB 1532, a bill that provides the foundation for how the state will spend revenue generated from its carbon market. California’s cap-and-trade program begins on January ... Read More »