Resources

The United Nations Emissions Program (UNEP) has prepared a number of reports on the gap between the non-binding pledges that were made during COP 15 (the Copenhagen Agreement) and the maximum temperature rise of 2oC that was the objective of the pledges.

The UNEP Emissions Gap Report was prepared for COP 16 (Cancun) but the Appendices...

read more ...

Apart for a concern for the treatment of the animals that are used to produce protein for human consumption, there is evidence that eating beef etc. is contributing significantly to climate change.

newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/3956 states that:

According to the FAO, the arm of the UN that works on worldwide hunger-defeating...

read more ...

According to statcan.gc.ca/pub/16-002-x/2008004/article/10749-eng.htm#a2

Electricity represents 42% of total energy used in the home, but greenhouse gases are not directly emitted when households turn on their lights. However, greenhouse gases are emitted when electricity is generated using fossil fuels. Approximately one-quarter of electricity in...

read more ...

Carbon neutral natural gas

There are a number of companies that provide "carbon neutral" natural gas. Seems like a good idea except they require a 5 year contract and charge a premium for the privilege.

Why not just pay the premium to one of the Gold Standard Carbon Credit companies (since these gas companies are doing the same thing)? For around $160 CDN you can purchase enough credits to offset your...

read more ...

According to the report "Cities and greenhouse gas emissions: moving forward" by Daniel Hoornweg, Lorraine Sugar and Claudia Lorena Trejos

In Copenhagen in 2009, a coalition of environmental groups presented Canada with an unprecedented third consecutive “Fossil of the Year” award. Canada’s annual per capita production-based GHG emissions are 22.65 tCO2e, among the highest in the world and a 26 per cent increase since 1990, rather...

read more ...

Building retrofits to increase energy efficiency are an essential component of any effort to mitigate climage change. However, there are many ways to conserve energy and reduce emissions that do not require building retrofits. We have prepared a list of measures that you may want to consider.

From a discussion with Greg Allen:

The primary barriers are...

read more ...

Pages