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Decarbonisation, Electrification and Early Action: Canada’s 2050 Strategy for a Low-Carbon Economy
Decarbonisation, Electrification and Early Action: Canada’s 2050 Strategy for a Low-Carbon Economy 1024 683 Mantle

With COP 22 coming to a close in Marrakech last week, the Government of Canada quietly released a report titled Canada’s Mid-Century Long-Term Low-GHG Development Strategy at the conference. The report outlines the path required to reach the net emissions decrease of 80% by 2050 from 2005 levels; consistent with Canada’s commitments to the Paris…

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Halfway through Marrakesh climate talks: reflections on continued international diplomacy and climate leadership
Halfway through Marrakesh climate talks: reflections on continued international diplomacy and climate leadership 1024 576 Mantle

The Paris Agreement established the international consensus on the need for universal goals to address climate change and will continue to aid in pushing forward international developments towards those goals. Working towards those goals have become economic and pragmatic realities, despite political winds. In Marrakesh, despite a quick entry into force of the Paris Agreement,…

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Momentum in Marrakech – Leading Up to COP 22
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On December 12, 2015, 195 nations spoke with one voice about the need to create a low carbon and climate resilient future and struck the historic Paris Agreement. This November 2016, delegates from around the world will gather again in Marrakech, Morocco for the Marrakech Climate Change Conference for the twenty-second session of the Conference of the…

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Climate Action
The Paris Agreement is a Universal Call to Action and a Market Signal to Heed
The Paris Agreement is a Universal Call to Action and a Market Signal to Heed 660 432 Mantle

Historic Global Climate Agreement is Reached  COP 21 in Paris was historic. On December 12, 2015, after long days of negotiations and hours pouring over draft text, 195 nations who are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement to decarbonize the economy, work collectively to reduce global greenhouse gas…

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Private Sector: The UN is calling…
Private Sector: The UN is calling… 1024 536 Mantle

I’ve been attending UN Climate Summits off and on since I was a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation that went to the Bali negotiations in 2007. At that point in time, I was an articling student and recent grad from law school, fresh from taking deep intellectual dives into the academic literature on international environmental law. Being…

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United Nations Climate Summit, Paris COP 21: Welcoming Pragmatic Action and A Conversation
United Nations Climate Summit, Paris COP 21: Welcoming Pragmatic Action and A Conversation 1024 545 Mantle

Delegates are boarding planes, trains and other modes of transportation on their way to Paris to participate in the most anticipated United Nations Climate Summit since Copenhagen in 2009. This year’s conference has a different mood than past conferences. It’s been sobered by terrorist attacks, extreme weather challenges, economic crisis and austerity measures. It’s taking…

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