Rebuilding Better: Calls for a Green, Inclusive, Sustainable Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

14 September 2020, 8:55 a.m. (Disponible en français : Reconstruire en mieux : appels en faveur d’une relance économique verte, inclusive et durable après la pandémie de COVID‑19) Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been numerous calls from international institutions, civil society, researchers and the private sector for countries to avoid…

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Environment

27 May 2020, 11:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : La pandémie de COVID-19 et l’environnement) Financial crises, pandemics, international conflicts and environmental incidents have all affected the Canadian economy in the past, sometimes resulting in major economic slowdowns. Shifts in human behaviour that might accompany such events, such as decreased travel and industrial activity, can…

Executive Summary – Climate Change: Impact and Policy Implications

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Les changements climatiques : Leurs répercussions et leur incidence sur les politiques) Unprecedented global warming has been observed in recent decades. Around the world, mean air and water temperatures have increased, amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea levels have risen. Canada is no exception: our mean…

A Human Rights Approach to Climate Change: What Is the State of the Law in Canada?

(Disponible en français : Les changements climatiques du point de vue des droits de la personne : que dit le droit canadien?) Human rights-based cases challenging governments for insufficient action on climate change are on the rise worldwide. More than 20 cases spanning six continents are being argued in domestic courts and regional tribunals. Many have…

Joint Action to Reduce Methane Emissions: Canada and the United States

(Disponible en français : Mesure conjointe pour la réduction des émissions de méthane : Le Canada et les États‑Unis) Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a well-known greenhouse gas. However, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada, methane’s impact as a warming agent is estimated to be 86 times greater over a 20-year period and 34 times…

Update – Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

(Disponible en français : Mise à jour – Changements climatiques : impacts sur les pêches et l’aquaculture canadiennes en mer) Climate change is increasingly challenging the sustainability of Canada’s $4.2-billion marine fisheries and aquaculture, two industries of particular economic and social importance to communities on all three coasts. The challenges of dealing with climate change are…

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Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

(Disponible en français : Changements climatiques : impacts sur les pêches maritimes et l’aquaculture canadiennes) Note: This publication was updated in June, 2017: Update – Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Climate change is increasingly challenging the sustainability of Canada’s $3.5-billion marine fisheries and aquaculture, two industries of particular economic and social…

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The Declining Monarch Butterfly Population: Government Responses

(Disponible en français : Le déclin de la population de monarques : réponses gouvernementales) Note: This publication was updated in May, 2017: Update – The Monarch Butterfly: An Icon Endangered Many environmental issues in North America require continent-wide cooperation. Managing the monarch butterfly, the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration like birds do,…