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    Canada failing to meet even domestic climate targets

    Canada failing to meet even domestic climate targets; Huge GHG spike expected post-2020

    Never mind international targets, Canada is having trouble meeting even its internal climate goals.


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    Large US companies preparing to pay a carbon tax

    Read this Dec. 5 story from The New York Times on a new report by the environmental data company CDP which shows that at least 29 large American companies are incorporating a price on carbon into their long-term financial plans...



    Japan puts global climate change action in jeopardy, lowering targets

    Japan puts global climate change action in jeopardy

    Japan's decision to drastically scale back its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions could hurt efforts to craft a global deal to fight climate change, delegates at U.N. talks said Friday.


    Premier Christy Clark defends LNG industry's carbon footprint

    Premier Christy Clark defends LNG industry’s carbon footprint

    BC Premier Christy Clark defends the massive carbon footprint associated with her government's plan to build an LNG industry, making the province's ambitious climate targets impossible to meet.



    Typhoon Haiyan tragedy shows urgency of Warsaw climate summit

    Typhoon Haiyan tragedy shows urgency of Warsaw climate summit

    The Typhoon Haiyan tragedy in the Philippines provides a timely reminder for our political leaders of the urgency for global action on climate change, on the eve of the latest climate summit in Warsaw, Poland.


    Team Harper should rack a win at climate negotiations...if they're smart

    Team Harper should rack a win at climate talks…if they’re smart

    With a new global climate talks this week in Poland, Stephen Harper has a chance to redeem himself for years of failed leadership - as a new poll shows the issue is of real importance to Canadians.



    BC struggles to reconcile carbon emissions with clean LNG claims

    BC struggles to reconcile carbon emissions with “clean” LNG claims

    BC is caught between a rock and a hard place in balancing its hunger for a burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry and meeting its ambitious 2007 greenhouse gas pollution-reduction targets.


    Canada's Fossil Fuels risky business with Global Carbon Budget

    Canada’s fossil fuels are risky business with Global Carbon Budget

    A global carbon budget being recommended by the world's leading scientific panel on climate change would severely undermine Canada's fossil fuel-based economic vision.



    Merkel took BMW money before putting brakes on tougher emissions cuts

    Merkel took BMW money before putting brakes on EU emissions cuts

    Germany blocked the introduction of tougher EU emissions rules for cars shortly after Chancellor Angela Merkel's party received a large donation from three major BMW shareholders.


    With LNG, BC will fail to meet greenhouse gas targets

    With LNG emissions, BC will fail to meet climate targets

    A report presented to the UN indicates BC is meeting targets to cut greenhouse gases, but environmental leaders say that won't last - even if the province sets up a smokescreen to hide massive LNG emissions.