March 6, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the European Commission today took another step in delivering the European Green Deal, presented on 11 December 2019, by publishing the proposed European Climate Law, which, if adopted, will enshrine the EU's commitment to be climate neutral by 2050....

March 6, 2020

Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, yesterday confirmed that the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) levy will increase $10 per year to $50/tonne in 2020, up from the current $30/tonne, to match federal requirements in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas...

February 25, 2020

On Monday, February 24, 2020, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued its decision in Alberta’s Reference on the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act), with the majority of the Court finding that the Act is unconstitutional in its e...

The Government of Alberta yesterday released the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Implementation Act, 2019 (Bill 19), which, if passed, will amend and rename the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act. The new legislation will be called the Emissions...

October 23, 2019

DeMarco Allan LLP is pleased to announce the recent publication of "Canada’s Existential Crisis over Climate Change Regulation: Tempest in a Teapot?" in Volume 7, Issue 3 (2019) of Energy Regulation Quarterly, a leading forum for discussion and debate on issues affecti...

October 8, 2019

Unilever — owner of brands including Dove, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton and Omo — has announced new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy for plastics.

Unilever has confirmed that by 2025 it will:

  • Halve its use of virgin plasti...

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued Staff Notice 51-358 Reporting of Climate Change-related Risks (the Notice) on August 1, 2019, with the objective of updating issuers on approaches to preparing disclosure of material climate change-related risks....

July 10, 2019

The Government of Ontario has released O. Reg. 241/19 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance Standards (the Regulation), which came into effect on July 4, 2019 following an unexpected process surrounding the release of the Regulation. The Province published a regulatory...

The Ontario Court of Appeal (the Court) has released its 93-page decision in Ontario’s constitutional reference regarding the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act). At noon today (June 28, 2019), the Court released the groundbreaking decision upholding...

June 14, 2019

On Friday, June 14, 2019, the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance (the Panel) released its final report titled Mobilizing Finance for Sustainable Growth (the Report). 

The Report indicates that:

  • Canada is positioned to become a leader in the globa...

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