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Canadian legislators still debating bill to impose social responsibility standards on mining companies
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 2 2009

The federal parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has extended until January 28, 2010 its review of Bill C-300, a private member’s bill whose stated purpose is to ensure that mining and oil and gas companies with operations in developing countries, and that receive support from the Canadian government, are acting in a manner consistent with environmental best practices and international human rights standards


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


Court rejects appeal of climate change lawsuit
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

On October 28, 2009, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected the appeal of Friends of the Earth (FOTE), an environmental non-profit organization, which alleged that the federal government had not fulfilled its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA


Ministry of the Environment proposes GHG reporting requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

On October 7, 2009 the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted its draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation


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


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


Canadian and US officials continue Clean Energy Dialogue
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On September 16, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, presented their first Report to Leaders on the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue


U.S. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments
  • 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


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


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