Climate & Clean Energy archives

  • Photo: Federal clean tech and municipal funds help environment and economy

    Federal clean tech and municipal funds help environment and economy

    February 10, 2016

    The federal government's "latest commitment":http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mckenna-green-fund-cities-grants-loans-1.3442159 to provide $2 billion over four years to support the Canadian clean technology sector and invest $31.5 million in municipal environmental projects demonstrates an understanding of three important facts about tackling climate change: More »

  • Photo: What can Canada learn from Germany's energy transition?

    What can Canada learn from Germany's energy transition?

    January 13, 2016

    Sitting in the office of Agora Energiewende, a Berlin-based energy think tank, I thought I heard its director, Patrick Graichen, say that from 1990 to 2014 Germany's GDP expanded by about 40 per cent while its greenhouse gas emissions dropped 26 per cent. More »

  • Photo: China's climate commitment

    China's climate commitment

    December 16, 2015

    Reactions around the world to the Paris UN climate agreement last week ranged from cheers to comments decrying the focus on promises and lack of action. The same can be said about reactions to China's commitment to the Paris Agreement. More »

  • Photo: Your questions about the UN climate conference answered

    Your questions about the UN climate conference answered

    December 9, 2015

    The goal of the UN negotiations in Paris is to agree on ways countries can co-operate to fight climate change. Some of the major issues being discussed are human rights,... More »

  • Photo: Inside look at the UN climate conference

    Inside look at the UN climate conference

    December 1, 2015

    COP21 may not be the first or the last UN conference on climate change. But it's shaping up to be one of the most pivotal. Political will and public support are streaming together, which could lead to some real results. More »

  • Photo: The end of coal in Canada?

    The end of coal in Canada?

    November 25, 2015

    The importance of abandoning coal can't be overstated. Going coal-free means protecting Canada's climate, our lakes and our health. More »

  • Photo: Biking and walking in the city

    Biking and walking in the city

    November 23, 2015

    Most Ontarians live in cities and one of the ways to support good physical, mental and social health is to build healthy cities. How cities are organized affects individuals' ability... More »

  • Photo: Winds of change blow across the Prairies

    Winds of change blow across the Prairies

    November 19, 2015

    On November 18, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced that his province has committed to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030. The province will employ solar, wind and geothermal energy to reduce its reliance on coal and natural gas to produce electricity. More »

  • 24 Hours of Climate Reality: The world is watching, and you can too

    November 11, 2015

    On November 13 and 14, musicians, entertainers, climate experts and activists will come together to build momentum for strong action at the upcoming United Nation climate summit in Paris. The event, 24 Hours of Climate Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching, will be hosted by Climate Reality Project chair and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore. More »

  • Photo: Toronto cross-town bike lane could be a game-changer

    Toronto cross-town bike lane could be a game-changer

    November 2, 2015

    This month the David Suzuki Foundation is launching a campaign to have bike lanes built in Ontario cities. It's all part of our effort to help folks spend more time outdoors, reduce traffic congestion, clear the air and cut greenhouse gas emissions. More »