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Canada’s second largest pension fund gets deadly serious about climate crisis

As world leaders converge at this week’s climate summit in Madrid to debate how best to shift to a net zero-economy, Michael Sabia is leaving the helm of Canada’s second-largest pension plan having firmly placed Quebec’s retirement savings at ...

Central bankers join climate strikers in fight against the carbon economy

Placard-bearing climate activists and hoodie-wearing school strikers are gaining some pinstriped allies in the fight against the carbon economy: the world’s central bankers. Shadowy figures who monitor inflation and money supply, operating at arm...

Oil Town building carbon neutral community powered by 100% renewables

Given that Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg has shone a harsh light on air travel, there’s a certain cosmic elegance in the City of Edmonton’s ambitious plans for a 536-acre decommissioned airport site, just minutes from the downtown. Constru...

China’s coal use is surging at home and abroad – but a low-carbon path is still possible

Responsibility for meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement has always focused, rightly, on the world’s major greenhouse-gas emitters, mainly the U.S., Europe and China. Now the latest reports say China is in the midst of adding new coal powe...

Is ‘sustainable beef’ a load of bull?

You may not have heard of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, but if you’ve had a burger at McDonald’s or Harvey’s lately, you might have eaten beef that’s been certified sustainable by the Calgary-based multi-stakeholder Roundtabl...