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Coverage of emissions reduction since May 17, 2024.

Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

"...The survey released Wednesday found 56 per cent had seen profits affected last year by extreme weather events made more likely by climate change, whether it was forest fires, flooding or extreme heat..."


IMCCS at the 75th NATO Summit: Launching the Climate Change and Security Center of Excellence and the World Climate and Security

"...On 10 July, IMCCS organized a breakfast discussion with US, NATO, and allied defense and security leaders featuring the release of its annual World Climate and Security Report, a global assessment of the security dimensions of a changing climate and effective means to address them. This years report focused on military innovation and the climate challenge, recommending NATO militaries focus on procurement practices to support the clean energy transition and emissions reductions. The event convened military, diplomatic, and private sector leaders to discuss the reports findings and share best practices regarding the role of militaries in advancing clean energy research, development, and deployment..."


King Coal is Dead. Long live the King.

"...After COP 17 in Durban in December 2011 BAN Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations said: “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us, unequivocally, that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by half by 2050 if we are to keep the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees since pre-industrial times. ”..."


Negative emissions: Scientists debate role of CO2 removal in tackling climate change

"...Of the novel approaches, he explained that biochar is the main player. This is followed by bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), which is confined to essentially two plants in the US.  ..."


What Is There to Debate About U.S. Clean Hydrogen Incentives?

"...Evolved Energy found that, cumulatively, the Three Pillars avoid 192 million to 416 million metric tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2) through 2030, and even more in the years beyond. Some studies also examine impacts of the proposed flexibility, with Rhodium Group, for example, estimating that a poorly administered 5% allowance that uses fossil fuels rather than clean energy could emit up to 1. 5 billion MtCO2 through 2035, when the credit is slated to expire..."


Climate change made killer heat wave in Mexico, Southwest US even warmer and 35 times more likely

"...WASHINGTON (AP) Human-caused climate change dialed up the thermostat and turbocharged the odds of this month's killer heat that has been baking the Southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America, a new flash study found..."


Emissions cap not possible without oil, gas production cuts: Deloitte

"...Its findings contradict the federal government's stance that its proposed cap on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector would be a cap on pollution, not a cap on production. And it supports Alberta's position that a mandated cap would lead to production curtailments and severe economic consequences..."


Hope, in the face of climate change. Do we deserve it?

"...“Oddly, it made me feel better, “ Harrison wrote after reading Delusions. “Sometimes it's like we're not allowed to speak the truth because it might make things worse, and you start to question if you're the only one. ”Not only are we not alone, here’s the spooky part — my own son responded with the same line: “Felt very seen by that newsletter,” he texted last week..."


German climate activist persists with hunger strike

"...“Unless you accept the truth, you have no chance to have the cure,” Metzeler-Kick said on Thursday evening. “[I am] risking my life in a battle for a better world. ”Metzeler-Kick and the other strikers are demanding German Chancellor Olaf Scholz issue a government statement asserting that the climate crisis is an extreme danger to human civilization, reiterating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s target of holding warming to 1..."


The PBO is making Canadians dumber

"...According to the Canadian Climate Institute, industrial carbon pricing will be the single biggest driver of emissions reductions in Canada by 2030. It’s hard to square that with the notion that it only represents a rounding error in the PBO’s analysis. As University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe told the Globe and Mail’s Keller, “It’s entirely possible that the industrial system has more of an impact than the consumer system..."


The Many Problems with Bill 31: The Captured Carbon Storage Act

"...What is Bill 31?The Captured Carbon Storage Act creates a regulatory framework for the approval of activities associated with carbon capture and storage projects. If passed, this bill will give the Minister of Economic Development, Investment, Trade, and Natural Resources power to regulate how, where, and by whom captured carbon emissions are stored underground..."


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Jobs in emissions reduction

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Climate Change Specialist - Municipality of North Cowichan (Duncan, BC)

"...Ability to use tact, discretion, persuasion, diplomacy, respect and courtesy to gain the cooperation and commitment of others; facilitate groups; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and rapport with departments, officials, the media, representatives of other groups, agencies, entities or businesses, and diverse members of the public.  ..."

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Energy Management Coordinator - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...An incumbent coordinates the administration of the corporate energy management program complimented under the City’s Climate Action Framework and City Energy Strategy; participates with supervisors in developing goals, strategies and plans for reducing consumption of energy, all utilities, gas, hydro and water in municipal facilities; coordinates efforts in transitioning gas and diesel powered fleet to Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV); prepares reports and updates on program objectives and goals; conducts a technical study of the feasibility and processes involved in the improvement of energy efficiencies for the City; recommends and implements energy and GHG emissions reduction projects and alternatives; develops plans for retrofits and upgrades to existing systems; compiles energy consumption statistics, prepares reports and recommendations and may present same as required; recommends and monitors annual budgets for hydro and gas; identifies funding sources for energy retrofits and the expansion of energy efficiency programs; liaises with BC Hydro, FortisBC..."

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Climate Change and Regional Growth Strategy Analyst - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...In addition, a knowledge of local government practices in: GHG emissions reductions, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable development, asset management, and resilience; strong interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, GIS and GHS software; and possession of a valid Class 5 Drivers License is required..."

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Recent episodes that mention emissions reduction.

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Ag Policy Connection Ep. 13 How farmers decide whether to adopt a new sustainability practice

Duration: 49:05

"...Farmers and ranchers face many pressures to farm and raise animals in certain ways to meet sustainability-related goals of others, including food companies, lenders, and government..."


RealAg Radio, Feb 17: Stronger beef markets, emissions reduction feedback, and profitability in the year ahead

Duration: 55:05

"...Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On todays show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, both of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel..."


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Fertilizer emissions feedback, tariff-return program coming “soon,” says Bibeau

Duration: 3:53

"...Farmers and the agriculture industry are still waiting to hear about What we heard when it comes to the federal governments fertilizer emissions reduction target..."


RealAg Radio, Oct 25: A winter forecast, methane emissions, and the Alberta wheat and barley commission amalgamation

Duration: 55:15

"...Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! Guest host Kelvin Heppner is joined by Brett Anderson, with Accuweather, on the Canadian winter forecast; Tyler Fulton, with Canadian Cattle Association, on the Canadian governments new methane emissions reduction plan and what it means for cattle producers; and Greg Sears, chair for the. ..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about emissions reduction.

Is 2050 a Realistic Net-Zero Goal? (w/ Roger Pielke, Jr.)

"...Net-zero means completely negating the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity..."


How greenhouse gas emissions from rice can be minimised through regenerative production

"...The global food system is responsible for between 20-30% of greenhouse gas emissions, most of which are generated at the production stage..."


How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With Green Fuels

"...Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000..."


Amazons Commitment to Run on 100-Percent Renewable Energy | Chris Roe | In the Green

"...What will it take to power the planet in a way that doesn't hurt it? Chris Roe, Amazon's director of energy and sustainable operations, shares the company's pledge to get to net zero carbon and fully operate all buildings -- including data and distribution centers, centers, warehouses, commercial offices and grocery stores -- on 100 percent renewable energy..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about emissions reduction relevant to the latest news.

COP26: Progress, Challenges, and Outlook

"...Meanwhile, the Glasgow Climate Pact has cemented the consensus on a global commitment to accelerating climate action over the next decade and reached a breakthrough consensus on reducing coal, controlling methane, and halting deforestation..."


Can Sovereign Green Bonds Accelerate the Transition to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

"...Furthermore, the government's carbon emissions reduction, the power sector decarbonization, and good climate policies, measured by the Government Climate Risk Score, contribute to further reducing a country's climate risk and consequently the costs of the issuance, thus triggering a virtuous circle which could, in turn, accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions..."


The impact of climate litigation and activism on stock prices: the case of oil and gas majors

"...A Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, while shareholder votes at Exxon Mobile and Chevron succeeded in pushing for further emissions reductions..."


Spatial effect of biomass energy consumption on carbon emissions reduction: the role of globalization

"...Besides, we reveal whether biomass energy consumption can promote CO2 emissions reduction while ensuring economic progress..."


Public science and environmental sustainability: a national culture framework for innovation ecosystems en route to net zero

"...Despite the proliferation of national environmental science worldwide, the erosion of environmental sustainability presents a problem for advanced economies with a substantial volume of scientific output..."


Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction in the Flexible Pavement Material Transportation Process Unit

"...In developing sustainable development strategy especially in transportation infrastructure, it is necessary to find a strategy in reducing greenhouse gas emissions of road construction cycle..."


Impact of the opening of high-speed rail on environmental pollution in the Yangtze River Economic Belt: Promoting or inhibiting

"...In response to climate change and energy conservation and emission reduction targets, the green development of transportation has become one of the most concerned topics in the world..."


Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Agriculture: Strategies and Their Economic Feasibility

"...Various agricultural strategies have been identified as appropriate measures to increase carbon sequestration and/or reduce GHG emissions, including conservation tillage, crop rotations, continuous cropping, residue retention, improved fertilisation, and afforestation..."


Understanding the large role of long-distance travel in carbon emissions from passenger travel

"...We propose a new metric?emissions reduction sensitivity (% emission reduced/% trips altered)?to understand the efficiency of travel demand related initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions..."