Climate Justice Project Updates

In 2007 the BC government legislated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), but just five years later, the province’s 2012 Natural Gas Strategy risks breaking that legislation. Our...
October 10, 2012 | BC Office
The latest study from our Climate Justice Project is both cautionary and hopeful. The study warns that mining, oil and gas corporations are putting increasingly large demands on BC’s hydroelectricity...
June 20, 2012 | BC Office
Today, CCPA released a report by Senior Economist Marc Lee and researcher Amanda Card, which suggests that a new green industrial strategy needs to be at the heart of federal policy-making....
June 11, 2012 | National Office
CCPA-BC Director Seth Klein was recently invited to give a speech in Berlin at the annual meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (an international gathering of leading economists). His...
May 3, 2012 | BC Office
Supporters of Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline claim that the project will create many thousands of jobs for Canadians, and have attempted to polarize public discussion into a "jobs vs...
March 20, 2012 | BC Office
A new CCPA report finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embodied in Canadian exports of fossil fuels in 2009 were 15% greater than the emissions from all fossil fuel combustion within Canada, and...
November 29, 2011 | National Office
A new CCPA report finds household carbon footprints increase with income. In fact, the richest 20% of Canadian households are responsible for almost double the greenhouse gas emissions of those in...
November 15, 2011 | National Office
Today we released a report on "fracking" In northeastern BC: a controversial process that gas companies are using to extract natural gas from deeply buried shale formations. The provincial...
November 9, 2011 | BC Office
A new study from the BC Office calls for a more fair and effective approach to residential energy efficiency in BC as part of an aggressive climate action framework. We recommend protecting low-...
September 27, 2011 | BC Office
Today we co-published a study with the Wilderness Committee that sets out key strategies for urban, suburban and rural areas that will improve transportation and quality of life at the same time....
April 18, 2011 | BC Office
Today the CCPA-BC published a new study on carbon pricing, and we created a "zooming presentation" to go with it, using a web-based software called Prezi. Watch the presentation below and share the...
February 23, 2011 | BC Office
CCPA-BC Resource Policy Analyst Ben Parfitt has been researching issues related to water and natural gas for years, and he's a dynamic and passionate speaker on the topic. He recently appeared on...
December 6, 2010 | BC Office
Check out our latest Climate Justice Project discussion paper in which authors Marc Lee, Herb Barbolet, Tegan Adams and Matt Thomson recommend the BC government take a serious look at our food system...
November 2, 2010 | BC Office
Today the CCPA released a new report by Marc Lee and Ken Carlaw that looks at industrial and employment strategies the BC government can use to transition to a sustainable economy and create a new...
September 30, 2010 | BC Office
The CCPA-BC office released another Climate Justice Project brief today, this one finding that greenhouse gas emissions from exported coal and natural gas generate more than double the emissions from...
July 16, 2010 | BC Office