Background information

We made a video discussing some of the main points in our “Ice Melt” paper[1], which is about to be published in Atmos. Phys. Chem. The main point that I want to make concerns the threat of irreparable harm, which I feel we have not communicated well enough to people who most need to know, the... read more

READ Analysis post Paris: Huge Challenges for Canada KAIROS BRIEF

A growing number of politicians, civil society organizations, economists and some financiers have become strong advocates of a global Financial Transactions Tax (FTT). An FTT is a tiny tax on financial market transactions such as equity, bond, derivative or foreign exchange trades... read more

"Historic." "A global U-turn." "The enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis." This is how French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and U.S. President Barack Obama, respectively, assessed the significance of the Paris Agreement accepted by 195... read more

NEW: Letter to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Members of Parliament about setting the climate change action bar high ahead of federal-provincial meetings with 54+ endorsements from climate and social justice groups delivered on February 24, 2016 02/24/2016 Acting on Climate Change: a Path for... read more

Below are resources that will have updates on the UN Conference of Parties (COP21), where 198 countries from around the work try to negotiate a global deal on climate change, that is happeing in Paris.

Letters to the editor, and call-ins to talk shows can be very effective in bringing our concerns to public attention.  All politicians’ offices track the letters to the editor and many shows, like CBC’s the Current, read letters on air.  When a newspaper or radio show receives a number of letters... read more

British Columbia’s carbon tax—first introduced seven years ago today—has proven itself an economic and environmental winner. And as a made-in-Canada climate success story, it offers valuable lessons to others looking to put a price on carbon pollution.

Every year governments spend $543 billion subsidising fossil-fuels to consumers. A new report on Fossil-Fuel Subsidies and Climate Change from the GSI published by the Nordic Council of Ministers finds that removing these subsidies could lead to global GHG emissions reductions of... read more

Canada's role, in allowing our emissions to grow and in obstructing international negotiations, has been particularly damaging.  We are the only signatory nation of the Kyoto Protocol to simply declare that we have no intention of meeting the targets we pledged to work towards.