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Climate change shareholder resolutions increasing
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

The non-profit groups Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility recently issued a report concluding that shareholder resolutions on the issue of climate change are increasing in frequency and success


North American leaders agree to cooperate on climate change
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • September 11 2009

On August 10, 2009, at a North American summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada issued a joint declaration that committed their three countries to work together on climate change and clean energy issues


National Round Table responds to federal climate change report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2009

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently released its response to the federal government’s 2009 Climate Change Plan, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act


Nova Scotia limits electricity sector emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2009

On August 14, 2009, Nova Scotia issued the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations under the province’s Environment Act, requiring certain electricity generators to make incremental emissions reductions between 2010 and 2020


U.S. Commission to regulate carbon-based financial instruments
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has reportedly decided to regulate aspects of the CCX’s emissions trading program


Chicago Climate Exchange incorporates international standards in offset
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2009

The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a voluntary emissions trading program, recently announced that it will be incorporating International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards into its project design criteria; currently, project proponents must follow these criteria before the CCX will issue them tradable offset credits which it bundles as Carbon Financial Instruments (CFIs) for the sequestration, destruction or reduction of GHG emissions


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


Senate releases climate change bill
  • 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


UN concludes special summit on climate change
  • Torys LLP
  • Global
  • October 5 2009

The United Nations recently hosted a special summit on climate change, designed to build consensus among nearly 100 world leaders before the Copenhagen climate conference this December


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