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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 […]

SSG launches CityInSight: our new energy, emissions & finance model for cities and towns at COP21, Paris

The Canadian climate change and urban planning consultancy SSG launched CityInSight: an open source energy, emissions and finances model for cities, at COP21 in Paris this week. ‚ÄúCities are demonstrating the will to take on energy and emissions challenges. CityInSight enables cities to rigorously explore the impact of policies and investments on the transition to […]

Pathway to Paris #16: Three steps to low carbon cities: finance, effective planning, appetite

A biweekly climate briefing for municipalities About this service Subscribe to this newsletter Contact the editor   In this Issue #16 How do we ensure cities are low carbon? Clean energy grows and grows in Canada Talk of the Cities Downtown is sought after for both living and working Are wealth indexes an accurate measurement […]

The pressure mounts with 87 days to go until #COP21

A biweekly climate briefing for municipalities About this service Subscribe to this newsletter Contact the editor   In this Issue #15 A UN meeting in Bonn with [mostly] hopeful results Country commitments are falling way short of expectations Under 1.5C is cheaper than high carbon business Islamic scholars follow the lead of Pope Francis II […]

Pathway to Paris #12: Two key new entries to the climate discourse

A biweekly climate briefing for municipalities ———————————————————— About this service | Subscribe to this newsletter | Contact the editor In this Issue #12 Papal Encyclical China announces climate targets in the lead up to Paris A remarkable court ruling in Holland An unusual statement from the global health community Cities gather in Paris in December […]

Putting a Price on Carbon

From our one of our Office of Research Projects: MC3 Canada‚Äôs Ecofiscal Commission has released a report outlining how Canada can quickly and efficiently reduce carbon emissions. Their proposal? Every province in Canada should put a price on carbon. They argue that ‚Äústrong provincial carbon pricing policies‚Ķ make good economic sense for every province‚ÄĒand for […]