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As one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyer and climate change lawyers with 40+ years’ unparalleled experience, Dianne Saxe has been featured in countless interviews, television segments and has published reports on environmental law as well as energy and climate law.

Television

Dr. Dianne Saxe, one of Canada’s leading climate change lawyers, was featured on the following television segments where she spoke about climate change.

Dianne Saxe was featured on BNN Bloomberg with Amanda Lang where she spoke about the huge carbon footprint and weak ESG policy of the Canada Pension Plan, July 28, 2020.

She was featured on BNN Bloomberg with Amanda Lang, discussing increasing jobs by building back better, investing in a green recovery instead of in fossil fuels. Also, the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada refusing leave to appeal, i.e. upholding approval of the TransMountain pipeline, TMX. July 2, 2020

Dr. Dianne Saxe appeared on CBC News Network’s Carole MacNeil spoke with Dianne Saxe, to discuss the Liberal and Conservative policy proposal announcements on home energy efficiency. Why did the Liberals get A-, but the Conservatives a D?

CBC The National’s Communicating The Climate Crisis, November 8, 2019.

CBC The National’s  The Climate Crisis and Food on August 8, 2019. What’s at stake, and what we can do about it, by changing what we eat, how we grow it, and how much of it we throw away. Minutes 23 to 28.

Dr. Saxe, climate change lawyer, appeared on TVO, The Agenda, Climate Accuracy, Activism and Alarmism, July 30, 2019. Powerful, direct language about the #ClimateCrisis is accurate, not “alarmist”. We all ought to be alarmed – I am terrified.

She was featured on CBC News, May 29, 2019: yet more problems with plastic recycling and why it’s time to tax or ban plastic carrier bags, as Victoria and other municipalities have done.

TVO, The Agenda with Steve Paiken, December 7, 2018, our environmental guardian.

To learn more about the climate crisis, visit Dianne Saxe’s Youtube Playlist.

Radio

Dr. Dianne Saxe has spoken on many radio shows on the following television segments where she spoke about the climate crisis.

Metro Morning January 3, 2020: Two years after China closed off imports of mixed plastics and paper for recycling (the China Sword), what has happened to Canadian recycling programs? Why does the provincial government need to ban many single-use plastics and mandate minimum recycled content in new plastics?

CBC The House, June 14, 2019, Ontario’s lack of climate action could throw all of Canada out of alignment with international commitments, the province’s former environment commissioner warns

Planet Haliburton, May 27, 2019, Ford’s Hard Reverse on the Environment.

CBC Superior Morning, May 14, 2019, why Climate Changes Everything.

Amanda Lang Exponential May 12, 2019: “Dianne Saxe, Saxe Facts/Strategic Advice and Presentations, Climate, Energy, and Environment, was the 5th Environmental Commissioner of Ontario — a post she accepted in 2015 after decades of work as a globally recognized environmental lawyer. This year the premier of Ontario scrapped the office altogether. I talked to Saxe recently about the significance of that loss.”

CBC Ottawa Morning on May 3, 2019, as floodwaters rise.  Weird weather? We haven’t reached a new normal – climate change is just gathering speed.

The Sunday Edition, April 14, 2019: Conversation with Michael Enright about the exaggerated faith Canadians have in recycling, Listeners’ enthusiastic feedback on April 28, starting at 2:13

Cross Country Checkup April 7, 2019: Is a carbon tax the best solution to slow down climate change?

Metro Morning April 2, 2019: The Environment Commissioner of Ontario is kaput. The last Commissioner to hold the post — Environmental lawyer Dianne Saxe — talks about the role of an independent watchdog to help keep the Government honest in a very tough time for climate and the environment.

Press

Dr. Dianne Saxe’s articles have been featured in a variety of publications.

The Carbon Majors, climate liability and tobacco cases. Published in Canadian Legal Newswire, November 2019.

10 principles to guide the transition to a green economy. Given the climate emergency, can Canadians overcome the political obstacles to dramatically reducing their dependence on fossil fuels? 

Climate crisis puts corporate boards on the hot seat, Toronto Star Op Ed, August 25, 2019

It’s time to call climate change what it is – an emergency – and act accordingly” – Corporate Knights, May 10, 2019

CBC News online: Why is Canada getting warmer so much faster than the rest of the world?

Climate change is hitting northern Ontario faster. Sudbury CBC, January 7, 2019

Podcasts

Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Climate in Focus videos. In this series of five videos, FCM explores the necessary components of climate action in municipalities. Municipal staff and councillors hear directly from mayors, councillors and climate experts, such as Dianne, about the steps they can take to help their municipality become more climate-resilient. See Introduction, Getting Started and Moving Forward.

Toronto Centre: my interview with Anatol Monid (formerly of Financial Services Commission of Ontario about the significance of climate risks for financial and banking supervisors around the world, June 2020.

Tangents, based in Hamilton Ontario, December 2019, shortly after the Ford government foolishly cancelled Hamilton’s long-planned and much-needed Light Rapid Transit line.

QP Briefing, May 26, 2019. “Ontario’s former environmental commissioner, Dianne Saxe, joins the QP Briefing podcast to talk about the environment, climate change and life after the provincial government shuttered her office …. She sheds some light on what she’s hearing from Ontarians as she travels across the province and how she doesn’t think Ontario will reach a 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2030 with current policies. She also talks about the need for both individual and collective action on climate change, saying that individual action is an important place to start, but a “terrible place to stop.””

PV Buzz, May 22, 2019: “Dianne Saxe joins THE INTERVIEW with pvbuzz.com to discuss her role in making her office matter to Ontarians and the part solar plays in Ontario’s electricity mix.”

To hear more from Dianne Saxe, a leading climate change lawyer, listen to her Green Economy Heroes Podcast.