Highlights/fossil fuels

Economy, Environment

Investors urge G20 countries to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

As world leaders gather in Buenos Aires for their annual summit, a group of nine international investors with nearly a trillion dollars in assets under management between them is urging the G20 countries to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Financial institution backing out of new tar sands, fossil fuel projects

Europe’s largest international financial institution, HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company) has made a major announcement today. The worlds seventh largest lender said it will no longer finance any new developments dealing with Canada’s tar sands, Arctic drilling or» 

Environment

Canada’s fossil fuel consumption projected to peak

Canadians’ use of fossil fuels is likely to peak around 2019, projects the independent regulatory agency, National Energy Board (NEB). It has updated its long-term energy outlook and for the first time suggests fossil fuel use will peak and then» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Greenpeace report calls on Nunavut to shun resource development in favour of sustainable projects

Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut has an unprecedented opportunity for demonstrating to the world what sustainable development looks like in the post-fossil fuel era, says a new report commissioned by Greenpeace. The report, entitled Beyond Fossil Fuels – Sustainable Economic Development» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Climate change is biggest threat, says scientist

“No matter what anyone says during this long federal election campaign, climate change is the biggest threat to Canadians’ health, security and economy,” writes David Suzuki, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. “Vote for a better, cleaner Canada,” he urges» 

Health, Society

Doctors’ association drops fossil fuel investments

In a symbolic move against climate change and air pollution, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has decided to divest its investments in fossil fuel companies. At its general council meeting, Dr. Courtney Howard said her work in Canada’s north brought»