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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

Canada, US and Mexico support new regulation of HFCs

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

The United States, Canada and Mexico have proposed using the Montreal Protocol an international treaty that limits the use of the ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons to also limit emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent GHGs

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

Quebec adopts new vehicle emissions standard and mitigation target

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 8 2010

On December 29, 2009, the Quebec government published new regulations that will adopt California's vehicle emissions standards

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

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

Recent developments in the Western Climate Initiative

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

On February 19, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), an initiative of several U.S. states and Canadian provinces to establish a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by 2012, released its 2009-2010 Work Plan

Canada publishes climate change plan

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

Environment Canada recently published, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (the Implementation Act), an annual plan highlighting Canada’s compliance with various requirements under the Kyoto Protocol, such as submitting national reports to the UNFCCC

Saskatchewan and Quebec introduce climate change legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 3 2009

On May 11, 2009, the Saskatchewan government introduced Bill 95, an Act designed to help the province reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change

Ontario passes amendments further enabling cap-and-trade system

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 8 2009

On December 3, 2009, the Ontario legislature passed the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading