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Ontario issues second annual climate change progress report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 8 2009

On December 2, 2009, Ontario released its 20082009 Annual Report on the province’s Climate Change Action Plan


Ministry of the Environment finalizes GHG reporting requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 8 2009

On December 1, 2009, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued its final Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation


California and the Western Climate Initiative takes the spotlight
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2010

Regional cap-and-trade initiatives have returned to the spotlight after U.S. Senate leaders indefinitely postponed efforts to pass a comprehensive federal climate change bill


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


Circuit court allows climate change nuisance claim
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 16, 2009, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that certain residents and owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast had standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass, and negligence claims against several energy, oil and chemical companies for their GHG emissions


U.S. issues final GHG reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Final Rule on the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases


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


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