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From Oil to Solar: The Clean Energy Transition is Here

The historic transition to a clean energy economy has begun. Fossil fuel stocks are rapidly losing value as oil prices plunge and capital investment in new upstream supply dries up….

The Paris Agreement is a Universal Call to Action and a Market Signal to Heed

Historic Global Climate Agreement is Reached  COP 21 in Paris was historic. On December 12, 2015, after long days of negotiations and hours pouring over draft text, 195 nations who are Parties…

Private Sector: The United Nations is calling…

I’ve been attending UN Climate Summits off and on since I was a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation that went to the Bali negotiations in 2007. At that point in…

United Nations Climate Summit, Paris COP 21: Welcoming Pragmatic Action and A Conversation

Delegates are boarding planes, trains and other modes of transportation on their way to Paris to participate in the most anticipated United Nations Climate Summit since Copenhagen in 2009. This…

Climate Change is Transforming the Financial Landscape through Disclosure, Divestment and Duty

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, recently delivered a stark warning detailing the various risks global markets and the financial community face as a result of a changing climate. He called…

Momentum Builds on the Path to Paris: Papal Encyclical and Dutch Court Demand Greater Climate Action

As the international community prepares to negotiate a global agreement on climate change at COP21/CMP11 this December in Paris, two institutions have recently taken unprecedented actions to help build momentum, calling for…

Shareholders Sue U.S. Corporation for Improper Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities

Shareholders and investors are increasingly asking for more information on environmental risks and liabilities. Investors in the United States filed a securities class action lawsuit claiming that a Florida-based corporation misled them…

U.S. Establishes New Federal Flood Risk Management Standard to Account for Climate Risks

On Friday (January 30, 2015), President Obama issued an executive order requiring all federally-funded construction projects to adopt more stringent siting and building standards to account for increased flooding risks linked to climate…

Understanding Canadian Electricity Generation and Transmission Sectors’ Action and Awareness on Climate Change and the Need to Adapt

The electricity generation and transmission sectors are among the most at risk of being disrupted by climate change. Our recent study, “Understanding Canada Electricity Generation and Transmission Sectors’ Action and Awareness”, reports…