Subject: Clean Capital Newsletter: Paris Targets | Green Building Policy | Embedding Sustainability

Paris Targets | Building Policy | Embedding Sustainability
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Clean Capital Newsletter
Managing Editor: Dr. James Tansey
Clean Capital Newsletter
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Will Canada meet its Paris targets? For now, it's anyone’s guess
By Jenny Tan, 25 May 2017

At COP 21, Canada committed to reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, or 523 MtCO2e. Even with new policies implemented in November of last year, the CAT analysis found Canada’s emissions would still be higher than targeted, at 653 MtCO2e.
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A city’s secret weapon in fighting climate change?  
By Jonny Wakefield, 25 May 2017

Compared to devices that pull carbon from the air, zero-emission vehicles and bargain basement solar panels, zoning policy may not be the most Elon Musk-inspired tool in the fight against climate change. But forcing builders to adhere to energy efficiency policies in exchange for a development permit may be one of the most powerful. 

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Building a culture of sustainability: Lessons learned from one of Canada’s greenest employers
By Marko Pajalic, 25 May 2017

As organizations undergo increasing scrutiny for their impact on the environment and the community, sustainability has become a key factor in corporate decision-making and performance measurement.

Other news & events
  • There’s way less coal than we thought.
  • Strong methane regulations essential to meet Canada’s climate targets.
  • India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low
  • Here’s how much a Tesla solar roof will cost you (and how long it will last).
  • Forget tidal – the B.C. advantage is wave power
  • Greenpeace-gifted solar panels up and running in Clyde River
  • UBC Dialogues: Are Canada’s pipeline approvals at odds with our climate commitments? Monday June 5, 6:30 pm
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