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Ministry of Environment proposes changing EASR

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 5 2012

As reported in Torys’ October 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an online registry for certain activities that the MOE identifies as low risk and that no longer require an environmental compliance approval, provided that the activities meet the applicable requirements and are registered on the EASR

Western Climate Initiative solicits comments on offset criteria

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • August 6 2009

On July 24, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) released a discussion paper titled Offset Definition and Eligibility Criteria, which will be available for public comment until August 21, 2009

Durban conference ends in uncertainty and Canada withdraws from Kyoto Protocol

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, Global
  • -
  • December 13 2011

From November 28 to December 11, 2011, delegates from 194 countries met in Durban, South Africa, for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Environment Canada publishes 2009 GHG reporting data

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 19 2011

Environment Canada has published the GHG emissions data disclosed by the large Canadian facilities that are required to report their emissions each calendar year

Court decision on mining facility disclosure

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 2 2009

On April 23, 2009, the Federal Court of Canada released a decision that requires Environment Canada to report, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), data from mining facilities regarding their releases or transfers of certain pollutants to tailings and waste rock disposal areas as part of the annual National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI

Ministry releases greenhouse gas discussion paper

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 31 2013

On January 21, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released a discussion paper titled "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in

U.S. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer

Proposed regulations to green energy legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Ontario has proposed a new regulation and amendments to five existing regulations to establish a new environmental approval process for renewable energy projects under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, which came into force last month

Federal government tables 2010 Budget

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 15 2010

Although the federal government's 2010 Budget, tabled on March 4, does not allocate funding for a single major initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the budget contains the following proposals that may play a supplementary role in federal mitigation efforts

Global carbon market grows slightly in 2009

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 29 2010

The value of the global carbon market grew to more than US$143.7 billion in 2009, up from US$135 billion in 2008, despite a 0.6 decline in global GDP, according to a new World Bank report