2019 Election: Climate Change 

Links to review party platforms: 

  1.  Chart format, one page: Citizen Climate Lobby of Canada Comparison
  2.  Chart format, detailed:  Shake Up the Establishment: Compare political platforms of the five major parties 
  3. Answers to 10 questionshttps://election2019envirosurvey.ca/
  4. Short article:  Chatelaine: "How do the four federal parties' climate plans stack up"  Katherine Hayhoe, climate scientist, and Andrew Leach, energy and environmental economist, grade four climate plans and include some useful graphics.
  5. Eco Justice: Election 2019: Comparing the federal parties’ climate change commitments

View details on recent or current climate change court cases: 

  1. challenging-ontarios-gutting-of-cap-and-trade-program/
  2. trans-mountain-2-0-challenging-the-federal-governments-project-approval/
  3. a)  ipolitics.ca: federal-court-of-appeal-lets-six-tmx-appeals-proceed/  and b)  federal court of appeal decisions:Raincoast Conservation Foundation v. Canada

 


How can Canada expand the oil and gas sector and meet international GHG reduction commitments? Seems impossible.

Graph below is from page 23 of the summary report of Canada's Energy Outlook -  scroll down for link. 

CANADA'S ENERGY OUTLOOK: CURRENT REALITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR A CARBON-CONSTRAINED FUTURE, released in May 2018 by the Parkland Institue, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Corporate Mapping Project.

This report "serves as a definitive guide to Canada’s current energy realities and their implications for a sustainable future. It takes a detailed look at Canadian energy consumption, renewable and non-renewable energy supply, the state of Canada’s resources and revenues, and what it all means for emissions-reduction planning."

Read a 28-page summary report or visit energyoutlook.ca for the full 180-page report or individual chapters. 

Chapter 4  "Emissions reduction targets and implications for an energy strategy" is of particular interest!