Category Archives: Events

Climate Action is Happening Provincially: Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and Premier Kathleen Wynne Mark Elimination of Coal

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On November 21, 2013, Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to celebrate Ontario’s shut down of the major coal-fire electricity generation stations in Ontario by the end of the year. The Thunder Bay Generating Station will continue to burn coal at higher-demand times and will be converted to burn biomass over the next year. The Premier ... Read More »

Upcoming Speaking Engagements on Climate Liability


We are pleased to have an active fall line-up of speaking engagements on climate liability. Laura will be discussing climate change and municipal liability at the Drinking Water Leadership Summit Conference, being held from October 16-17,  in Toronto, Ontario. The conference speakers will discuss and examine current issues concerning Ontario’s drinking water with a focus on the management and administration ... Read More »

MPP Tabuns and Former Deputy Premier Smitherman Discuss Ontario Energy Policy and the Way to a Renewable Future


On January 28, 2013, Travis moderated a discussion between George Smitherman and Peter Tabuns on energy policy in Ontario. The panel discussion was hosted by the Climate Change Lawyers Network on Monday evening at WeirFoulds LLP. Saba Ahmad has a great article on her website. A big thanks to WeirFoulds LLP for the generous hosting. One excerpt from Saba’s article: The ... Read More »

Travis to speak at ICLEI Liveable Cities Forum 2012 in Hamilton


ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) is hosting its annual Liveable Cities Forum 2012 in Hamilton, Ontario from November 29-30th. Travis will be discussing the business case for climate adaptation with a focus on municipalities. You can register on the ICLEI website here. Panel Summary: A4 – Making the Municipal Business Case  Introduction to Business 101 teaches us of the importance ... Read More »

Travis to serve as featured expert for dialogue on material environmental risk and securities disclosure

On Tuesday October 16, 2012 from 8:15-10:00 a.m., SPRiNG Dialogues will be discussing public companies’ disclosure of material environmental risk in Toronto. Travis will be serving as a featured expert. Event summary: Canada’s public companies now have clear guidance that they must disclose material environmental risks and opportunities to their investors. Companies also need to be careful that statements in ... Read More »

Travis Allan Talks Carbon Credits at the Project Neutral 2012 Neighbourhood Sumit

On June 9, 2012, Travis spoke at the Project Neutral neighbourhood summit at the Evergreen Brickworks. Travis gave an overview of carbon credit creation, focusing on how not for profit groups like Project Neutral can create revenue to support projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Project Neutral is an ambitious initiative that aims to create the first urban carbon neutral neighbourhood ... Read More »

Travis Allan to chair panel on business adaptation to climate change in Toronto June 5th

Travis Allan will be chairing a panel discussion on business adaptation to climate change and the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy’s new advisory report “Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate.”  Please see the invitation below if you would like to join us. Climate Change Lawyers Network On Tuesday, June 5th at 5:30 p.m., please ... Read More »

Cancun Reports (Rolling Updates)

Dec. 9 – Guardian reports secret proposal for new international treaty – developing countries outraged (From the Guardian) “Europe and a group of small island Pacific states have jointly proposed a new international treaty at the UN climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, to commit developing and developed countries to reducing their climate emissions, according to leaked documents seen by the Guardian and the ... Read More »