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Policy Briefing: Climate Change

Government, environmentalists and industry say ‘Climategate’ has not affected strategy

David Collyer, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, says industry is focused on performance and Canadians expect industry to improve greenhouse gas emissions' performance.
Environmental groups say Canada is nowhere close to being on U.S. President Barack Obama's radar when it comes to fighting climate change.
Every industrialized country in the world has a 'major program' in place to deploy green technology. Except Canada.
Through domestic, continental and international policies, regulations, and actions, we intend to utilize this capacity to inspire sustainable green economic development at home and abroad. The government is confident in its strategy and proud of the resul
No noteworthy mention was made of wind, solar, geothermal or hydroelectric energy in the Throne Speech, energies that produce little or no greenhouse gas emissions.
Environment Minister Jim Prentice continues to report that his plan is on track, and he is working closely with the U.S. administration to coordinate efforts to fight climate change and develop clean technologies. Yet actions on the ground in the two coun
In spite of the exaggerated expectations, including those for a binding emissions control and global warming reduction agreement to succeed the Kyoto Accord and Protocol, the Copenhagen Conference was a genuine success.
In the absence of sufficient demand from Canadians to provide the political space for climate change action there is an urgent need for leadership.

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