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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


Call for new approach to water-use management in Canada
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2011

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently outlined the steps that Canada should take to sustain water use by its agriculture, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, thermal electricity generation and other natural resource sectors


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


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


Ontario Power Authority to sell environmental attributes
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • February 7 2011

Late last week, after a very limited, informal consultation, the Ontario Minister of Energy directed the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to initiate a pilot program to sell a limited number of the environmental attributes (EAs) it has accumulated under its power purchase agreements with Ontario-based electricity generators


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On June 10, 2009, the federal government released for comment long-awaited draft guidance, which was originally promised for last fall, on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gases (GHGs


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


National low-carbon fuel standard forthcoming
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2010

On April 1, 2010, the federal government announced that it will be moving forward with new regulations that will require all gasoline to contain an average of 5 renewable fuel content by September 2010


Proposal to reduce use of HFCs
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • May 14 2010

In April 2010, representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States retabled their proposal under the Montreal Protocol for a gradual reduction of global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigeration equipment


Senators Kerry and Lieberman release Energy and Climate Bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 14 2010

On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released a draft of their long-awaited energy and climate change bill, the American Power Act