Climate change

Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada speaks during a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant

Canada, U.S. call to end fossil fuel subsidies as COP26 draft called ‘weasel words’

Draft calling for phasing out ‘unabated coal power and ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies criticized

Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada speaks during a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This 2020 photo provided by Polar Bears International shows a polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada during migration. At risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice. (Kieran McIver/Polar Bears International via AP)

VIDEO: How warming affects Arctic sea ice, polar bears

Polar bears, marked as ‘threatened’ on the endangered species list, called a white-hot warning signal

This 2020 photo provided by Polar Bears International shows a polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada during migration. At risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice. (Kieran McIver/Polar Bears International via AP)
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks to media at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada will allocate at least 20 per cent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based solutions in developing countries over the next five years to tackle global warming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada earmarks 20 per cent of climate funding to address biodiversity loss

Steven Guilbeault made the promise during a Saturday speech at the United Nations COP26 conference

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks to media at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Guilbeault says Canada will allocate at least 20 per cent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based solutions in developing countries over the next five years to tackle global warming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman speaks to business representatives at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021. (Scottish North American Business Council photo)

B.C. forest carbon offsets showcased at UN climate conference

Minister speaks on CleanBC plan in Glasgow, Scotland

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman speaks to business representatives at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021. (Scottish North American Business Council photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada’s largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country’s smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta, with largest oil industry, sends fewer to COP than any other energy province

Of the 200 Canadian delegates in Glasgow, two are from the Alberta government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to take part in an Oceans Panel Discussion at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Alberta, the province with Canada’s largest oil and gas industry, has sent one of the country’s smallest delegations to the international climate conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau takes carbon pricing debate to the global stage at COP26

PM wants global price on carbon to cover 60 per cent of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trudeau invokes Lytton, the town that was, as climate change talks begin in Scotland

COP26 is grappling with setting the rules for implementing the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland, to attend COP26 on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. It’s the first time the Prime Minister will be at a COP meeting since the Paris agreement was signed just weeks after he first became prime minister in 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau moves on pledge to cap oil and gas emissions as COP26 talks begin in Scotland

26th meeting of the Council of Parties to the UN climate convention begins in Glasgow

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland, to attend COP26 on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. It’s the first time the Prime Minister will be at a COP meeting since the Paris agreement was signed just weeks after he first became prime minister in 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of the European Union Ursula von der Leyen on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of the European Union Ursula von der Leyen on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Harbour Air serves Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Tofino, Salt Spring, Vancouver and Richmond as well as summer seasonal routes in B.C. (Harbour Air Seaplanes photo)

B.C. revs up electric float plane project with $1.6M grant

Harbour Air aims to carry first passengers by end of 2022

Harbour Air serves Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Tofino, Salt Spring, Vancouver and Richmond as well as summer seasonal routes in B.C. (Harbour Air Seaplanes photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Global security, trade and tulips will be on the agenda as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Dutch parliamentarians in The Hague this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Dutch PM supports Canada’s plan to establish NATO centre for climate security

The hope is to start establishing the centre in Canada in 2023

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Global security, trade and tulips will be on the agenda as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Dutch parliamentarians in The Hague this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Canadian fossil fuel producers receive more public financial support than any in the developed world, according to a new analysis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada leads G20 in financing fossil fuels, lags in renewables funding, report says

Renewable energy gets less government help in Canada than in any other G20 country

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Canadian fossil fuel producers receive more public financial support than any in the developed world, according to a new analysis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media as he visits a vaccine clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. A new analysis suggests the Liberal climate plan could meet Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets for the first time before the end of this decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s climate plan gets good grade as Trudeau heads to summits in Europe

Glasgow negotiations are a year delayed because of COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media as he visits a vaccine clinic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. A new analysis suggests the Liberal climate plan could meet Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets for the first time before the end of this decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, Gunn Kim at Buckingham Palace, London, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP)

Queen Elizabeth II won’t attend climate conference in person

Sovereign will deliver recorded message after doctors ordered her to rest last week

Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, Gunn Kim at Buckingham Palace, London, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP)
In this long time exposure photo, trucks and cars roll on a highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

UN chief laments ‘leadership gap’ ahead of climate talks

Secretary-General told reporters that time is running out to cut greenhouse gas emissions

In this long time exposure photo, trucks and cars roll on a highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise in recent years, and as of 2018 were 17% higher than 2007, the baseline year for the province’s carbon tax, mainly due to population growth. (B.C. government)

B.C. emissions, carbon tax keep rising as Ottawa rules catch up

Building, vehicle, fuel rules aim to bend emissions down

B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise in recent years, and as of 2018 were 17% higher than 2007, the baseline year for the province’s carbon tax, mainly due to population growth. (B.C. government)
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2021 file photo, smoke rises from the Feyzin Total refinery chimneys, outside Lyon, central France. The World Meteorological Organization says greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and continued to increase at a faster clip than the average rate in the last decade, despite a temporary blip downward amid coronavirus-linked lockdowns. The U.N. weather agency, releasing its flagship annual report on heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere on Monday Oct. 25, 2021, said concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are all above levels in the pre-industrial era pegged to before 1750, when human activities “started disrupting Earth’s natural equilibrium.”(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, file)

UN says cuts fall short, greenhouse gas levels hit a new record

Parts of the Amazon rainforest have gone from being a carbon ‘sink’ to a source of CO2

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2021 file photo, smoke rises from the Feyzin Total refinery chimneys, outside Lyon, central France. The World Meteorological Organization says greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and continued to increase at a faster clip than the average rate in the last decade, despite a temporary blip downward amid coronavirus-linked lockdowns. The U.N. weather agency, releasing its flagship annual report on heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere on Monday Oct. 25, 2021, said concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are all above levels in the pre-industrial era pegged to before 1750, when human activities “started disrupting Earth’s natural equilibrium.”(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, file)
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.A decade-old goal to raise US$100 billion to help developing nations adapt to and mitigate against climate change is unlikely to be met for another two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

$100B global climate finance goal three years behind schedule: report

Report released a week before the United Nations COP 26 climate talks kick off in Scotland

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.A decade-old goal to raise US$100 billion to help developing nations adapt to and mitigate against climate change is unlikely to be met for another two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Susannah Goshko. (The Canadian Press)

British envoy seeks Canada’s climate change help at UN talks in Glasgow

Canada has doubled its financial commitments to climate financing and raised its emissions-reductions targets

Susannah Goshko. (The Canadian Press)