Forests — with their significant carbon reduction and removal potential, health benefits, provision of livelihoods and food security for many rural poor and their potential to create an additional 80 million green jobs — are crucial for a sustainable, long-term global recovery.
The federal government has struggled in the past five years to engage constructively with the manufacturing sector. It has juggled with its green agenda and the need to keep its traditional industries running at the same time.
In the mid 1800s, Canadians embraced the British approach, creating poorhouses and workhouses to house the two types of “poor people.” Those who ended up in poorhouses had their moral conduct closely supervised; those in the workhouses could be involuntarily leased to employers for little or no pay.
The capture of Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat is the GOP's best chance to block Democratic legislation over health care, abortion rights, marriage equality, immigration, gun and social media regulations, election finance reform, tax and climate change reforms.
As leaders of philanthropic foundations, we are asking governments of all levels to invest in short- and long-term recovery efforts that are green, clean, resilient, and just for all. We only have one Earth and we only have one recovery: This is our chance to tackle climate change.
Positive Energy’s survey research has shown that when opinions on climate and energy issues are polarized, it is most often along partisan lines. Fostering nonpartisan conversations can enhance perceptions of legitimacy.
As our children step into the colliding crises of the climate emergency and COVID-19 pandemic, it will take all the knowledge and skill we have as parents to keep them and our communities safe and healthy.
In Edmonton, the city’s proposed carbon budget of 135 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent sets a cap on how many emissions Edmonton can emit — ever. It’s not a budget for a year or a decade, but for the city’s entire future.