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Canadian Securities Administrators releases guidance on environmental reporting
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 1 2010

On October 27, 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-333, Environmental Reporting Guidance (the Notice) to assist reporting issuers in meeting their existing continuous disclosure requirements under securities laws with respect to environmental matters


Canada requires GHG reporting for 2010
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2010

On August 14, 2010, the federal government published a notice requiring all persons who operate a facility that annually emits 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or more to report their 2010 emissions to Environment Canada no later than June 1, 2011


Saskatchewan to release draft offset plan
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2010

The government of Saskatchewan is continuing to develop its proposed GHG cap-and-trade system, and expects to release draft offset program methodologies in September


Western Climate Initiative releases Program Design document
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 31 2010

The Western Climate Initiative recently released its program design document (the Program Design), setting out how the WCI will implement its plans to establish aregional cap-and-trade system by January 1, 2012


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


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


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On June 10, 2009, the federal government released for comment long-awaited draft guidance, which was originally promised for last fall, on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gases (GHGs


The continuing discussion of continuous disclosure: the influence of the CSA’s recent guidance on environmental reporting
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2011

Reporting issuers, especially those whose businesses involve material or potentially material environmental matters, should carefully consider CSA Staff Notice 51-333, Environmental Reporting Guidance (the Notice), which the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published in 2010


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


CSA publishes final rule on disclosure of mineral projects
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 13 2011

The CSA (Canadian Securities Administrators) has published the final form of the revised National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, including the revised form of technical report (the Rule), which becomes effective on June 30, 2011