Canada G7 will look to Canada to lead on climate action — at home and abroad

15:26  09 june  2018
15:26  09 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Singh talks climate change at FCM conference

  Singh talks climate change at FCM conference Singh talks climate change at FCM conferenceHALIFAX - Climate change was on federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's mind as he delivered his keynote address at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Halifax Saturday morning.

As the summit begins, international eyes are on Justin Trudeau and his climate actions at home and abroad . Canada has the capacity to lead on climate change internationally but it must also lead by example at home .

G 7 will look to Canada to lead on climate action — at home and abroad . 2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says.

a sign in front of a building: A sign sits in front of the Manoir Richelieu, the site of the G7 leaders summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 8, 2018. As the summit begins, international eyes are on Justin Trudeau and his climate actions at home and abroad.© Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images A sign sits in front of the Manoir Richelieu, the site of the G7 leaders summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 8, 2018. As the summit begins, international eyes are on Justin Trudeau and his climate actions at home and abroad.

The stakes are high and the world's eyes are set on Charlevoix, Que., for the G7 summit.

Leaders from the member countries will discuss the agenda set by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this weekend. Among the key topics: climate change, clean energy and economic growth.

With such an important role comes an immense responsibility. Canada has the capacity to lead on climate change internationally but it must also lead by example at home.

Pipeline purchase puts G7 pressure on Trudeau

  Pipeline purchase puts G7 pressure on Trudeau Climate experts say Canada's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline is putting added pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deliver a solid plan on climate change and the Paris agreement at the G7 later this week. As Trudeau prepares to welcome G7 leaders Friday in Charlevoix, Que., the lead Italian negotiator on climate change from last year's gathering says European leaders see the Trans Mountain decision as proof Europe is going to have to carry the ball on climate.

(Marc-Antoine Lavoie/Radio- Canada ). Most of the action has continued to roll out in Quebec City while the leaders meet in La Malbaie, about 140 kilometres northeast. Analysis. G 7 will look to Canada to lead on climate action — at home and abroad .

Under the theme of Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy, ministers will discuss global climate action , clean “Our oceans and seas are facing many challenges that threaten entire species and food security at home and abroad . Environment and Climate Change Canada .

Paris climate agreement soon operational

The summit comes during a critical year for climate change action — and since climate change is a global problem, it requires international co-operation.

The Paris climate change agreement, signed in 2016, is the first legally binding agreement to keep increases in the globe's temperature below 2 C. By the end of this year, the agreement will become operational, as countries will decide on the adoption of its rule book at upcoming UN climate negotiations in Poland.

a person holding a sign: A group of people protested the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Whistler on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Some climate experts see the federal government's actions on Trans Mountain as indications that Europe will have to lead on climate.© Manjula Dufresne A group of people protested the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Whistler on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Some climate experts see the federal government's actions on Trans Mountain as indications that Europe will have to lead on climate.

In this regard, the G7 provides a unified front to accelerate co-operation on emissions reduction, climate finance and transition to a clean economy. The message that comes out of the summit will serve as an example for the meeting of the G20 countries, which account for 80 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

Ontario's Election Brought Down Carbon Prices 2,000 Miles Away

  Ontario's Election Brought Down Carbon Prices 2,000 Miles Away When Ontario elected its new premier on Thursday, the price of carbon in California fell. Why? Because the Canadian province and California run a joint carbon market, so a carbon allowance traded in Ontario is essentially the same as an allowance traded in the Golden State. Doug Ford, Ontario’s next premier, has vowed to kill the local cap-and-trade program, a move that would sever its ties with the market. While California remains the dominant player in the joint carbon market, Ontario makes up about a quarter of it, said Colleen Regan, an analyst for Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The US can choose to continue to lead it or be left behind. Congress and the new Administration must continue to make action on climate change a priority, both at home and abroad . Read on below to find out how they should do so.

The Guardian - Back to home . Make a contribution Subscribe Find a job Jobs. He said: “The rapid backlash of US climate action requires enhanced leadership from all other countries. Extreme global weather is 'the face of climate change' says leading scientist.

Countries must maintain momentum in shifting to low-carbon energy by 2050 as stipulated in the Paris agreement, and in the context of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement and consequent isolation from the world scene, a unified G7 must reaffirm its commitment to the agreement.

One of the expectations was to confront Trump over climate change, although that was in doubt for a short while after reports that he was going to skip the climate meeting on Saturday over a Twitter spat with Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron.

In this atmosphere of polarization and nationalism, Canada is uniquely positioned to convene international players for action on climate change and clean growth.

Canada's role in climate change and the G7

There is mounting pressure for Trudeau to deliver a solid commitment on climate change at the G7 but also on domestic politics.

Jennings leads Lions over Blue Bombers 34-21

  Jennings leads Lions over Blue Bombers 34-21 Jennings leads Lions over Blue Bombers 34-21B.C. finished the pre-season 2-0 after a 36-23 win in Calgary. It was the first undefeated pre-season for the Lions since 2014 and bodes well for a team coming off a 7-11 season last year.

Canada – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "deeply disappointed" and that " Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth". "Merkel, After Discordant G - 7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump". The New York Times.

CBC.ca HOME . Christine Whitecross look on at the G 7 summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday. Trudeau had welcomed everyone to the session, and Isabelle Hudon, Canada 's ambassador to France, was making opening remarks when Trump walked into the room with his officials and members of his

So far Canada has set a precedent internationally. Last year at UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Canada launched the Power Past Coal Alliance to accelerate clean growth by phasing out coal, and it now has more than 60 members. Canada has also committed $2.65 billion by 2020 to help developing countries transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, greets U.S. President Donald Trump during the official welcoming ceremony at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Friday.© Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, greets U.S. President Donald Trump during the official welcoming ceremony at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Friday.
Despite this, climate experts like Italy's lead climate negotiator, Luca Bergamaschi, see the Trans Mountain pipeline buyout as evidence Europe will have to carry the ball on climate. Canada's actions on its own soil will be viewed as evidence of its commitment to climate change, or lack thereof.

Trudeau's government was elected under a platform that promised to balance the economy with the environment, and there has been significant progress on climate policy — particularly after 10 years of inaction and isolation. For instance, the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and the Just Transition Task Force for Canadian Coal Power Workers have set a precedent in Canadian policy.

Trump withdraws support from G7 communique

  Trump withdraws support from G7 communique LA MALBAIE, Que. - Leaders of the G7 alliance produced a carefully crafted communique Saturday that struck a fragile consensus on difficult issues like Russia and trade — only to have Donald Trump rescind his support after the fact. Just hours after agreeing to the joint communique with his G7 allies, the U.S. president tweeted from his plane that he had told his officials to abandon American support for the document in an eye-opening move that could threaten the future of the club.He blamed the summit's host: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau."Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S.

G 7 will look to Canada to lead on climate action — at home and abroad | CBC News. With the G 7 meeting in Quebec and the Paris climate agreement soon becoming operational, Canada 's actions are under increased scrutiny.

Former U.N. Climate Chief Christiana Figueres—responsible for leading the landmark Paris Agreement—reminds us how this Arctic melt hits home : "The evidence is clear—we have an acute need for speed on climate action .

However, much more work remains, and we are not moving fast enough to limit global temperature growth below 2 C and transition into a low-carbon economy by 2050.

The transition to a low-carbon economy is not just for the environment but also for the economy.

The implementation of the Paris agreement will open new markets, new jobs and new infrastructure. It is estimated that $7.7 trillion needs to be invested until 2035 in energy-efficiency initiatives and renewable energy projects to support a low-carbon transition across Asia.

For Canada, a transition to a more diverse and low carbon economy can only be done through a just and fair transition for workers, communities, indigenous peoples, businesses and civil society.

The path toward a decarbonized economy must start with people and put climate action at the forefront.

  • Trump keeps up Twitter salvos at Trudeau and supply management as he arrives at G7
  • The rise and fall of summit protesting: What to expect at the G7 leaders' summit
  • B.C. company says it is sucking carbon from air, making fuel
  • Cutting out meat and dairy is the best way to reduce your environmental impact: study
  • Ford to scrap cap and trade, challenge carbon tax .
    Doug Ford said Friday he will scrap Ontario's cap-and-trade system and fight a federal carbon tax as soon as his Progressive Conservative cabinet is sworn in later this month because the measures hurt families and do nothing for the environment. To that end, the incoming premier said he will give notice of Ontario's withdrawal from the carbon pricing market it shares with Quebec and California when he takes office on June 29.

    —   Share news in the SOC. Networks

    Topical videos:

    This is interesting!