Municipal Climate Emergency Declarations

Hats off to Kingston, Hamilton and West Nipissing for adopting municipal climate emergency declarations. (My deep thanks to everyone who made this possible.) They join Vancouver, Halifax, Edmonston and hundreds of Quebec municipalities. The next step is to turn the declarations into real action on the three key areas that matter most: reducing climate pollution, getting ready for what's coming, and speaking up about both of them.

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Royal Ontario Museum getting ready to hire its first Curator of ClimateChange.

Exciting news: #RoyalOntarioMuseum getting ready to hire its first Curator of #ClimateChange. Warmest congratulations and thanks to the visionary donor, Allan Shiff. #climateaction #fossilfuels #greentransition

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Irish supreme court orders climate action

Good news: Supreme Court of Ireland has ordered the Irish government to comply with Ireland's #climatelaw. That means the government must, with full public consultation, adopt a specific, transparent plan showing what Ireland will actually do over the next three...

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My Climate Story

This fall's grandchild will be 29 when 2050 arrives, preparing to set up, provide for and protect a family of his own. That will be harder for him than it was for me. Unless we change course, his world will be hotter, weirder, less beautiful, less stable and less safe.

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Coldwater and TMX

What happened July 2, 2020, when the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear the Coldwater appeal against federal approval in principle of the TMX #TransMountain pipeline? In essence, the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Court of Appeal's decision, in February...

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Climate risks for financial supervisors

Listen to 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. https://torontocentrepodcasts.blubrry.net/2020/06/17/ep-38-climate-risks-to-the-financial-system/

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