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UN conference “takes note” of Copenhagen Accord
  • Torys LLP
  • Global
  • January 8 2010

December 18, 2009 marked the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen


Quebec adopts new vehicle emissions standard and mitigation target
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2010

On December 29, 2009, the Quebec government published new regulations that will adopt California's vehicle emissions standards


Environment Canada releases draft vehicle-emissions regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2010

On December 7, 2009, Environment Canada published draft Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations


U.S EPA releases endangerment finding
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2010

On December 7, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two findings regarding greenhouse gases under the federal Clean Air Act


Ministry of the Environment releases climate change progress report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2010

On December 15, 2009, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger indicated that the provincial government would soon publish draft legislation enabling the creation of a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Manitoba


California agency withdraws endorsements of offset protocols
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) recently withdrew its approval of four offset protocols Forestry Protocols Versions 2.1 & 3.0, Manure Digester Protocol Version 2.1 and Urban Forestry Protocol Version 1.0 (the offset protocols) that had previously been issued by the state-created Climate Action Reserve


Shareholders file resolutions on climate change disclosure
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 15 2010

As of March 4, 2010, a coalition of institutional investors and environmental groups, led by Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, has filed 95 shareholder resolutions relating to the climate change disclosure of 82 U.S. and Canadian companies, including coal, electric power and oil producers, house builders, big box retailers and financial institutions


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