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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

The Federal Government Takes a Stand on Carbon Emissions in Coal- and Natural-Gas Fired Generation

On December 17, 2016, the federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced its intention to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in electricity generation to meet its greenhouse gas reduction commitments made as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Agreement). The Notice of intent published in the Canada … Continue Reading

Turn Down the AC and Fasten your Seatbelts: Two Global Agreements Reached to Curb Emissions from HFCs and International Aviation

October continues to be a busy month for international environmental agreements. After the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was reached on October 5, 2016 (which will now enter into force on November 4, 2016), nearly 200 countries struck a landmark agreement on October 15, 2016 to reduce the emissions of hydrofluorocarbons … Continue Reading

Taking the Bull by the Horns: Federal Government Introduces Pan-Canadian Carbon Price and Ratifies Paris Agreement; Paris Agreement to Come into Force in November 2016

The week of October 3, 2016 was an eventful one for Canadian climate change policy as the federal government introduced a pan-Canadian carbon price and ratified the Paris Agreement. Following the federal election in October 2015, indications were that all provinces and territories would be expected to price carbon. This was confirmed on October 3, … Continue Reading

Sign of the Times: 177 Nations (and counting) Ink the Paris Climate Agreement while the World Bank and IMF Push for Carbon Pricing

Paris Agreement Now Open for Signature Earth Day 2016 – April 22nd – marked the opening of the Paris Agreement for signature at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. The Paris Agreement, which was adopted by the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on December 12, 2015, will … Continue Reading
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