Two Canadian universities are hosting United Nations leadership training centres dedicated to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which set economic and environmental targets for peace and prosperity in the coming decade.
Topic: Climate Change
B.C has committed to work with Ottawa, local governments and Indigenous groups to attract investment and simplify multi-jurisdictional regulatory approval processes needed to accelerate a hydrogen fuel economy.
British Columbia must combine economic strategies with societal and social concerns to build a more inclusive economy, said Mariana Mazzucato, the head of a world-famous team at University College London that advised the provincial government on its recovery plan.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada made another large investment into small modular reactor technology in March, but researchers and advocacy organizations question the technology’s safety and usefulness.
In an effort to accelerate the province’s transition towards a low-emissions economy, the Alberta government is committing $50 million through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to a new Circular Economy Challenge.
The government of Canada’s first 7.5-year $5 billion green bond saw strong demand from both Canadian and international investors and will be the first of many to support government investments in the green economy, says the associate minister of finance.
As the largest contributor to Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, Alberta’s industrial strategy will play a crucial role in helping the country achieve its 2030 and 2050 Paris emissions targets, says a new report from the Business Council of Alberta.
Projects that could advance clean hydrogen, renewable diesel fuel and carbon capture have been selected for funding in Clean Resource Innovation Network’s (CRIN) low emission fuels and products technology competition.
Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.
Establishing a robust carbon capture, utilization and storage industry, supported by a well-designed federal tax incentive, is critical to achieving Canada’s net zero GHG emissions target in 2050, Hon. Grant Mitchell, CCS strategic advisor, and Craig Golinowski, managing partner, at Carbon Infrastructure Partners, say in an op-ed.