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Unpacking Transition Risk and Opportunity for Canada and the World
Unpacking Transition Risk and Opportunity for Canada and the World 600 392 Mantle

The ongoing global transition to a lower-carbon, resilient economy requires significant and, in some cases, disruptive changes across economic sectors and industries. These changes present significant risks for those slow to adapt, but also massive opportunities for forward-thinking organizations. What are risks and opportunities related to the transition and how might they impact companies in…

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Despite Ontario Policy Uncertainty, Global Movement on Climate Continues with European Leadership
Despite Ontario Policy Uncertainty, Global Movement on Climate Continues with European Leadership 600 400 Mantle

The new Ontario government have brought much uncertainty to the fate of the provincial climate policies implemented by the Liberal government over their last term. The newly elected Progressive Conservatives announced their intention to dismantle the cap-and-trade system, which generated $2.8 billion in revenue for the province and were earmarked to be invested in initiatives aimed at…

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Homeowners and Businesses Increasingly Expected to Take Flood Risk Reduction into Own Hands
Homeowners and Businesses Increasingly Expected to Take Flood Risk Reduction into Own Hands 1024 683 Mantle

Floods are one of the most expensive natural disasters endured by North Americans today. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, an estimated 1.7 million Canadian homes are at risk of flooding. Flood events are also estimated to cost US companies US$6 billion in insured losses annually. And Canada is only getting wetter; a trend…

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Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change Outlines Coordinated Plan for Significant Emissions Reductions
Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change Outlines Coordinated Plan for Significant Emissions Reductions 1024 680 Mantle

Following the First Ministers’ Meeting on December 9th, Canada’s First Ministers issued a joint communiqué and released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (the “Framework”). Governments across Canada will, for the first time ever, work under a coordinated plan to meet national climate targets and adapt to the impacts of climate change.…

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COP 22: From Agreement to Implementation
COP 22: From Agreement to Implementation 600 392 Mantle

A year after the monumental Paris COP 21, the UN Climate Talks in Marrakech concluded successfully, despite looming uncertainties related to Donald Trump’s Presidential election win and produced plans for implementation of the newly enforce Paris Agreement. The meetings also produced the high-level Marrakech Action Proclamation, where parties collectively stated that “extraordinary momentum on climate…

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Why Climate Action Will Continue, Despite Trump
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Donald Trump was just elected as the next President of the United States. This is a man who has famously referred to climate change as a “hoax created by the Chinese”. He has promised to “cancel” the Paris Climate Deal, throw out the Environmental Protection Agency and create jobs by boosting the U.S. coal, oil…

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Two Zizzo Strategy Team Members Named Among Canada's 2017 "Clean50 Leaders"
Two Zizzo Strategy Team Members Named Among Canada's 2017 "Clean50 Leaders" 1000 563 Mantle

We are pleased to announce that Laura Zizzo (Founder and CEO) and Joanna Kyriazis (Policy Director) have been named as two of Canada’s “Clean50” for 2017! The Clean50 award recognizes sustainability leaders across Canada and their roles in advancing the low-carbon, clean economy. Laura was recognized for her leadership as a thought leader, lawyer and consultant focused on climate…

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All U.S. Government Agencies Must Now Consider Climate Change in Decision-Making
All U.S. Government Agencies Must Now Consider Climate Change in Decision-Making 1024 680 Mantle

On August 2, 2016, the White House Council on Environmental Quality released its final guidance for Federal agencies on how to consider the impacts of their actions on climate change in their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews. The guidance is the result of a six-year process exploring how to factor climate change into Federal decision-making. It…

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Financial Services Sector Uniquely Placed to Address Climate Risk
Financial Services Sector Uniquely Placed to Address Climate Risk 1024 683 Mantle

Industry leaders continue to urge companies to integrate climate change into business strategies, financial disclosures and risk management processes. Mark Carney opted to focus on climate risk when addressing the Toronto Board of Trade in July 2016. Moody’s will use national climate commitments in its analysis of the credit implications of carbon transition risk. And Global…

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Ontario Releases Ambitious Climate Change Action Plan
Ontario Releases Ambitious Climate Change Action Plan 1000 667 Mantle

This morning, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan outlines how the proceeds of Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program – estimated at between $5.9B and $8.3B over the next four years – will be invested in a variety of carbon reduction initiatives to meet legislated GHG reduction targets…

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