Canadian Foundation Divests From Fossil Fuels!

Strong financial logic as well as a deep concern for environmental stewardship has led the Catherine Donnelly Foundation to divest. According to this article in the Vancouver Observer, while the Foundation has used an engagement approach in the past, their board determined that a “business as usual” approach is not sustainable.  This […]

A strong start for Canada’s new Ecofiscal Commission

What do Jean Charest, Preston Manning, Paul Martin and Bob Rae all have in common?  They are all members of the advisory board of Canada’s new Ecofiscal Commission .  In their inaugural report, Smart, Practical, Possible: Canadian options for greater economic and environmental prosperity, the group said fees and taxes and […]

US and China sign historic climate deal

The US and China have surprised the world by signing a substantial climate agreement. The US pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. China pledges that by 2030 its emissions will have peaked and 20% of its energy will come from non-fossil fuels. […]

UNFCCC process being driven by an extraordinary woman who wants us to put our money into clean energy

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, speaks here about (among other things) the need for investment to drive the transition to a clean energy economy. “At the conference where she spoke… the determined Costa Rican urges pension fund managers to adopt responsible investing ‘on […]

People’s Climate March Waterloo

  Be part of the global People’s Climate March! On Sunday, September 21st at 1:30pm, the march will begin at Waterloo Square and end at the Barrel Yards at Father David Bauer Drive, where there will be display tables, petitions and guest speakers. Groups involved so far include KW Citizens […]