LOW CARBON BUILDING COULD CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

This article was written by Kailee Marland and is a crosspost from Our Positive Planet. The Ontario Government recently opened applications for its Low Carbon Building Skills Partnership Fund.  The funding is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and “aims to strengthen training, workforce and technical capacity in low- carbon building skills”. But what exactly is Low Carbon Building?  The answer will vary depending … Continue reading LOW CARBON BUILDING COULD CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

Cover of a report available from the Pembina Institute.

Pan Canadian Framework for Addressing Climate Change Moving Forward, but Moving Fast Enough?

This post is based on a Dec 7 media release by the Pembina Institute. Slipping implementation timelines put Canada’s clean growth ambitions at risk New report highlights progress on the pan-Canadian climate plan in advance of one-year anniversary Canada is not currently on track to meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and will likely miss its 2020 targets. While some progress towards implementation … Continue reading Pan Canadian Framework for Addressing Climate Change Moving Forward, but Moving Fast Enough?

This Week In…..

Invasive Species Management Lanark County decides to support continued action against “Canada’s Worst Invasive Plant“, Phragmites australis. This tall grass spreads rapidly, forms dense monocultures, reduces biodiversity and is a serious threat to many ecosystems. Read more here. Climate Change COP 23 wrapped up in Bonn, Germany on Saturday (the conference was organized by Fiji, but hosted by Germany for practical reasons). There was strong interest … Continue reading This Week In…..