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Curbing "Wild West" emissions!

Curbing "Wild West" emissions!

In January 2011 we commented on the need to reduce GHG emissions from air travel.  These emissions have increased - in part due to the increasing popularity of air travel among citizens of the developed nations and in part because the international aviation industry did little except talk about reducing emissions. In 2008 the European Union attempted to control aviation emissions[...]
Films about the Climate you won't want to miss!

Films about the Climate you won't want to miss!

Cities generate 75% of climate emissions - and we who live in cities need to play a major role in reducing them. The City of Toronto is currently developing a climate action plan, which will come to City Council later this fall. The goal is to reduce emissions by 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. How will this be done?[...]
Climate Change and Municipal Zoning Policy

Climate Change and Municipal Zoning Policy

Approximately four years ago Toronto approved construction of an apartment building on a large property in a residential area provided the apartments were occupied by seniors; the building could include a place of worship and community spaces - necessary to override restrictions in the zoning by law. A developer acquired the property and sought permission to build a luxury apartment building[...]
Climate Change: the Need for Optimism

Climate Change: the Need for Optimism

Not so long ago, the US and China were regarded as obstacles to the reduction of GHG emissions that are the principal cause of climate change. Yet these two countries very recently ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which requires a country-by-country reduction in emissions needed to avoid global warming to a degree that would be catastrophic. Further ratifications[...]