Climate Change

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Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk
Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk 600 392 Mantle

A Quebec group is suing Canada’s federal government for violating the rights of young people by failing to tackle climate change.  In Juliana v. US, a lawsuit filed by young people against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change.  Crab fishermen are suing 30 oil firms over climate change.  Climate-related…

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Federal Expert Panel on Climate Change Proposes 54 Indicators to Measure Adaptation and Resilience
Federal Expert Panel on Climate Change Proposes 54 Indicators to Measure Adaptation and Resilience 600 400 Mantle

Preparing for the impacts of a changing climate requires coordinated efforts across sectors. Many in government, business, academia and civil society have worked to build resilience in our communities and economy. But to what extent has collective action and investments actually built adaptive capacity? How ready is Canada for a climate-adjusted future? In August 2017,…

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Engineers Canada Releases National Guideline: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers
Engineers Canada Releases National Guideline: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers 600 400 Mantle

In Canada, individual provinces and territories have complete authority to regulate the practice of engineering. Engineers Canada is a national organization that assists the twelve constituent associations in the preparation of suggested guidelines. These guidelines are an expression of general principles, which have a broad basis of consensus while recognizing and supporting the autonomy of…

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Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure
Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure 600 399 Mantle

On Friday, June 1st, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced the launch of the Climate Lens, a tool that will help ensure the Government of Canada takes into account climate change considerations when assessing its future infrastructure investments. What is the Climate Lens? Under Investing in Canada, the federal government’s long-term infrastructure plan, “applicants seeking federal…

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Climate Disclosure: A Transition from Thinking to Action
Climate Disclosure: A Transition from Thinking to Action 600 400 Mantle

“There has been a transition in thinking. And this is now beginning to be translated into action.” -Mark Carney’s speech, “A Transition in Thinking and Action,” delivered in early April at the International Climate Risk Conference for Supervisors in Amsterdam The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations continue to gain support and momentum…

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Tracking Financial Flows in Support of Canada’s Transition to a Low-Carbon, Resilient Economy
Tracking Financial Flows in Support of Canada’s Transition to a Low-Carbon, Resilient Economy 600 400 Mantle

Canada is continuing to advance its efforts in addressing climate change while developing a vision for diversifying and growing its economy. The climate-forward budgets being rolled out and funds being allocated to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts across various levels of government re-affirm Canada’s commitment to transition to a low-carbon and resilient economy. Below is a…

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Canadian Securities Regulators Report on Need for Better Climate Disclosure
Canadian Securities Regulators Report on Need for Better Climate Disclosure 600 400 Mantle

On April 5, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-354 Report on Climate Change-related Disclosure Project (the Notice). The Notice details the findings of its year-long review of Canadian climate disclosures. It summarizes the current state of climate-related reporting in Canada, discusses perspectives of both reporting companies (issuers) and users…

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