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Stepping Up to the Plate: Canada Releases Draft Legislation for Proposed Federal “Backstop” Carbon Pricing System

On January 15, 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released draft legislative proposals relating to the proposed federal “backstop” system (Backstop) for establishing, regulating, and enforcing a pan-Canadian price on carbon, as well as the proposed regulatory framework for the output-based pricing system, which is designed to minimize competitiveness risks for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industrial … Continue Reading

Taking Stock: A Recap of 2017 Climate Change Policy Initiatives and What to Expect in 2018

As the Paris Agreement entered into force in November 2016, it marked the start of a renaissance period for climate change policy, one that represents a global paradigm shift towards a lower-carbon economy. Despite the US announcement in June 2017 that it would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, international efforts to reduce GHG emissions continue … Continue Reading

From Commitment to Action: New Proposed Regulations to Reduce Emissions in Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry

On May 27, 2017, the federal government published the proposed Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) (the Proposed Regulations) in the Canada Gazette Part I. The Proposed Regulations are designed to meet the federal government’s domestic (under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth … Continue Reading

Target 2050: BC Releases Updated Climate Change Action Plan

The BC government released its long awaited Climate Leadership Plan (the Plan) on August 19, 2016. The Plan, which updates the province’s 2008 Climate Action Plan, contains 21 new actions to reduce emissions across the following sectors: (i) natural gas, (ii) transportation, (iii) forestry and agriculture, (iv) communities and built environment, and (v) public sector. … Continue Reading