Citizen Action Monitor

“The takeaway for climate activists is to not back down” – That’s the lesson from NY fracking ban

Surprise, surprise – Sometimes elected officials do listen (provided they’re not denialist Republicans) No 1213 Posted by fw, December 20, 2014 “New York’s resolute stance against fracking is particularly momentous … Continue reading

December 20, 2014

Critics rip flawed plan promising win-win low-carbon growth economy with reduced climate risk – Pt 1: The Plan

Elites with vested interests in economic growth deliver New Climate Economy Report with 10-point Global Action Plan No 1162 Posted by fw, October 9, 2014 This post has 3 sections: … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

BC municipal leaders, acting in concert, press provincial and federal governments to put environment ahead of economy

Vancouver, Victoria, Burnaby resolutions target Kinder Morgan and National Energy Board over pipelines No 1154 Posted by fw, September 29, 2014 It is so refreshing to see this burst of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

Guess which smaller Canadian communities are leading the fight against climate change

Would you believe Dawson Creek, BC, Guelph, ON, Varennes, QC, T’Sou-ke First Nation, BC, Bridgewater, NS? No 1153 Posted by fw, September 28, 2014 “DeSmog Canada reached out to experts across … Continue reading

September 28, 2014

Following costly flash floods, Toronto’s new “Resilient City” report prepares city for extreme climate change

Must it take death and damages in the billions to get leaders’ attention and action on climate change? No 1086 Posted by fw, July 1, 2014 “The bad news is … Continue reading

July 1, 2014

Prepare for much more extreme weather warns Ontario regional task force

Municipalities urged to rapidly reduce emissions No 1057 Posted by fw, May 22, 2014 “Between last decade and the 2040s, the projections show a 50 percent increase in the maximum rainfall in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

IPCC Report – Summary of six key findings in 361 words

” ‘What is very clear is we are not’ ” on the path to keeping temperatures below 2C” No 863 Posted by fw, September 29, 2013 Climate change deniers unleashed … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indigenous peoples of Canada and Australia offer exemplary conservation models for others to follow

Indigenous peoples of Canada are developing world-leading land-use plans for Canada’s boreal forests No 816 Posted by fw, July 24, 2013 “A new report, “Conserving the World’s Last Great Forest … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

GREAT NEWS – BC Government rejects proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

The proposal failed to meet BC’s five strict conditions No 760 Posted by fw, May 31, 2013 “British Columbia thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and submissions made to the … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

US releases monster 1193-page “Draft Climate Assessment Report”

Report reveals “the full horror of what’s happening on our planet” – Guardian Editorial No 650 Posted by fw, January 14, 2013 The US National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee’s … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Profiles of 12 U.S. cities leading the way with reforms to combat climate change crisis

Municipalities fill huge leadership gap left by laggard federal government No 647 Posted by fw, January 8, 2013 More often than not city administrations wait for signals from the public … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Burlington City Council passes resolution disapproving transport of tar sands oil across Vermont

Copies of resolution sent to Harper and Enbridge, among others. Is this the opening volley of battles to follow? No 636 Posted by fw, December 19, 2012 Burlington is Vermont’s … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Three new planning tools to help communities develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

No 610 Posted by fw, November 13, 2012 New Climate Change Planning Resources For Local Governments by, Alexis Saba, Legal Fellow, Climate Law Blog, October 10, 2012 Three new resources are … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment