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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

New developments in the United States

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2009

On March 31, 2009, U.S. House Representatives Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released their discussion draft, “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACES

Ontario’s drive to go green

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 13 2009

The Ontario government continues to make strides toward its target of reducing the province’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 6 per cent below 1990 levels by 2014

New developments in Ontario

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

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government announced further steps toward its goal of implementing a greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by as early as 2012

Canada releases draft offset system guidelines

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 12 2009

On June 10, 2009, the federal government released for comment long-awaited draft guidance, which was originally promised for last fall, on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gases (GHGs

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

Delegates discuss successor to Kyoto Protocol

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • July 3 2009

From June 1 to 12, 2009, delegates from 182 countries met in Bonn, Germany, to discuss key documents that are to provide a basis for international negotiation of a post-Kyoto multilateral climate change treaty in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009

Comment period open for Ontario cap-and-trade proposal

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

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, which would expand the government’s regulation-making authority to implement a cap-and-trade system

Comment period open for federal offset system guidance

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

The federal government has released long-awaited draft guidance on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Manitoba to require climate change considerations in environmental licensing

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

On June 11, 2009, Manitoba’s Bill 29, the Environment Amendment Act, received royal assent