From April 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 Carl Meyer covered federal policy for Vancouver and B.C. thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
Carl served as Ottawa Bureau Chief at National Observer, where he covered the science and politics of climate change, carbon pollution, the low-carbon economy and the democratic process. Carl has worked at National Observer since 2017 and was previously National Reporter and Interim Managing Editor. During his 11 years in Ottawa he has covered national economic indicators, international trade and foreign policy. Carl is an advocate of the importance of journalism in a free society.
The expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline will stretch hundreds miles and is fiercely opposed by numerous groups — but despite repeated calls, the Canadian government has not forced the pipeline to reveal its insurers.
On Day 2 of the Nobel Prize Summit, the celebrated immunologist, who received death threats last year after he corrected Donald Trump’s pandemic lies, had a warning for scientists seduced by the proximity to power.
None of Canada’s big five banks were founding signatories of the UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) that promised April 21 to align investment portfolios with science-based climate targets starting in 2030.
Industry is excited about the budget's carbon-capture investments. But the technology is still expensive, and projects have not performed to expectations. Environmentalists worry it will lock us in to fossil fuels. Will Trudeau's wager pay off?
The 2021 federal budget represented a pivot towards a national industrial strategy for achieving emissions reductions, said Sahir Khan, co-founder and executive vice-president at the University of Ottawa's Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy.
On Thursday, Erin O’Toole, leader of the official Opposition Conservative Party, released his long-awaited climate plan, complete with its own price on pollution, meaning that all the major national political parties now support some form of carbon pricing.
As nations tackle the climate emergency and markets "drive a low-carbon economic transition, we need to make sure our investments line up with this reality,” said New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the trustee of the US$247-billion fund.