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Environment Canada releases sustainability report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

Environment Canada recently released a federal sustainable development strategy titled Planning for a Sustainable Future, which focuses on climate change and air quality, among other areas


Draft GHG reduction regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2010

On March 24, 2010, the Saskatchewan government began consultations on the scope of proposed regulations that would support implementation of Bill 126, the Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act, which has yet to be brought into force


New limits on vehicle GHG emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

On April 1, 2010, the U.S. federal government issued final rules for regulating the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of passenger cars, medium-duty passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks


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


Major economies fail to reach climate change agreement
  • Torys LLP
  • Global
  • August 6 2009

At the July 2009 Group of 8 summit meeting in Italy, the world’s major economies failed to agree on long-term targets to mitigate GHG emissions


GHG emissions to be considered in New York environmental assessments
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2009

According to a recent announcement by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a new policy that becomes effective on August 15, 2009 will require GHG emissions to be included in New York’s environmental review of large-scale projects


Offset verification body adjusts rules for Canadian projects
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 6 2009

On July 23, 2009, the Voluntary Carbon Standard Association (VCSA) announced that it will now allow voluntary offset projects in Canada to issue its internationally recognized Voluntary Carbon Units (VCUs) without evidence from the Canadian government that the corresponding number of Kyoto compliance units (called "Assigned Amount Units," or AAUs) have been cancelled


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


Enactment passed to allow for regulation of renewable fuels
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 6 2009

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) was recently amended to authorize federal regulations that would set low carbon fuel standards for gasoline produced in or imported into Canada


Carbon Disclosure Project releases new Canadian report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) released its 2009 Canadian report on October 8, 2009