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Communiqué of Canada’s First Ministers

From the Prime Minister’s Web Site (http://pm.gc.ca/) Canada’s First Ministers today issued a joint communiqué following the First Ministers’ Meeting and released a declaration on clean growth and climate change: “In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, we met today to discuss the economy and actions to address climate change and agreed on immediate work […]

A carbon budget for Canada

A collaborative framework for federal and provincial climate leadership Last month,  we recommended the analysis of carbon budgets coming out of Simon Fraser University. West Coast Environmental Law practice, an organisation we equally admire and support, also bring their analyses to the table. Again, with the carbon budget for Canada, they propose ideas on how […]

FCM Guidebook for Brownfield Strategies makes top 5 resource for municipalities

The Brownfields Strategy Guidebook has been selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as one of their top five resources for municipalities in 2016.   SSG contributed to the Guidebook which provides guidance on how to design and implement an effective brownfield strategy. It is part of a series of guidebooks produced for the Green Municipal Fund’s Leadership program (LiBRe), which is structured […]

Sunnier days: Update from Paris

It is sunny today in Paris and the hallways are buzzing with optimism. A draft text has been passed from the negotiators to the ministers and the text still includes many of the key aspects necessary for a meaningful agreement. Many challenges remain however, and ministers are working on issues such as loss and damage […]

Pathway To Paris #20: It’s cloudy in Paris… notes from the COP21

About this service | Subscribe to this briefing  | Contact the editor In this Issue #20 SSG digest from the frontline An energy transformation Carbon pricing everywhere Divestment of risky assets Ratcheting up the ambition Coming to a city near you Two degrees too many To be legal or not to be? SSG digest from the […]

Canada: worker cooperatives taking action to address climate change

(Repost from CICOPA: dated 31st October 2015) In the Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) document it is underlined that co-operatives are showing leadership by joining together to develop a co-operative solution to climate change.  CWCF member Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) has put out a call to action to engage cooperatives in climate change activities, including in […]

Canadian Cities Explore Additional Measures for Achieving Low Carbon Future

New report highlights current progress, existing challenges and further opportunities for low-carbon development in Canadian cities A new research report, “Low Carbon Futures in Canada: The Role of Urban Climate Change Mitigation” released today explores Canadian cities’ commitments to urban GHG emissions reduction efforts and outlines concrete opportunities for further action, including shifting focus beyond […]