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The 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

The Guardian / Matthew Taylor, Jonathan Watts / 09 October 2019

The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era.

New data from world-renowned researchers reveals how this cohort of state-owned and multinational firms are driving the climate emergency that threatens the future of humanity, and details how they have continued to expand their operations despite being aware of the industry’s devastating impact on the planet.


The Fast Lane: Tracking the energy revolution 2019

Clean Energy Canada / 03 October 2019

The report finds that Canada’s clean energy sector will employ 559,400 Canadians by 2030—in jobs like insulating homes, manufacturing electric buses, or maintaining wind farms. And while 50,000 jobs are likely to be lost in fossil fuels over the next decade, just over 160,000 will be created in clean energy—a net increase of 110,000 new energy jobs in Canada.

When it comes to getting to Canada’s energy future, there’s a slow lane, fossil fuels, and a fast lane called the clean energy sector.


Debate on the environment a great success

Transition Brockville / 04 October 2019

The vision of the federal 100 Debates on the Environment was to ignite conversation about critical environmental problems, and allow citizens the opportunity to hear and understand the intentions of their local candidates on these issues.

After a last minute change of venue for our local LGTIRL riding edition, the Brockville Aquatarium welcomed over 200 guests to watch the conversation between 4 of our federal election candidates, representing the New Democratic Party, Liberal Party, Conservative Party and Green Party. Each spoke passionately and with authenticity about the significance of the issues at hand and what they would do to address them.

How can municipalities lessen the impacts of climate change? / Derek Dunn / 24 September 2019

Municipalities have direct control over five to 10 per cent of their community’s greenhouse gas emissions through assets such as community centres and fire departments. They could influence between 40 and 50 per cent through legislation, meaning, for example, grants to make commercial and residential buildings more efficient. Or more funding for public transit.

Another challenge, [Kevin Behan of the Clean Air Partnership] said, is felt almost exclusively by smaller municipalities: too few staff tasked with too many responsibilities.

Deanna Nicholson at the Town of Arnprior doesn’t entirely agree.


LGTIRL All-Candidates Debate on the Environment

Transition Brockville / 20 September 2019

NOTE: The venue for this debate has changed as of 19/09/27. The debate will now be at the Aquatarium, 6 Broad Street, Brockville.

What makes a good climate plan?

Environmental Defence / 20 September 2019

What’s in a strong climate action plan – one that does our fair share to meet our international commitments, and to keep warming below catastrophic levels?

Check out our policy recommendations below. It looks like a lot, but some of this Canada is already working on, and a lot of the rest we know how to do, with some effort.

We hope that our guide will help you keep an eye out for strong policies that will reduce emissions when you’re reading party platforms and talking to your local candidates.


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Inner Transition is occasionally overlooked in favour of more immediately ‘practical’ undertakings, reinforcing an observed and acknowledged division in many Transition Initiatives between “doers” and “talkers”, but for Transition Initiatives looking to foster a kind of community resilience that is equitable, inclusive, nimble, responsive, caring, and cohesive, Inner Transition efforts are a necessary place to start.

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