News Flash: US is out!

News Flash: US is out!

Donald Trump did not get the respect that he deserved from the leaders of the G 7 countries.  The issue that was the basis of the most significant disagreement with other G-7 leaders was climate change . . . and the Paris Accord. So, on his return he finally decided that the US would withdraw … Read more…

Re-Negotiating NAFTA to cover Climate Change

Re-Negotiating NAFTA to cover Climate Change

In the 2016 US Presidential election campaign, Donald Trump promised that if elected he would pull the US out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  To avoid this extreme result, the other NAFTA parties, Mexico and Canada, recently proposed a re-negotiation of NAFTA.  President Trump agreed, and identified specific sectors, such as softwood … Read more…

NAFTA and Climate Change

NAFTA and Climate Change

  In his election campaign, President Trump stated that he would “tear up” the Paris Accord.  More recently he has criticized the Accord for imposing on the US a high level of pledge to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), an United Nations institution that finances impoverished countries to reduce GHG emissions and mitigate the effects of climate … Read more…

Coal wins!

Coal wins!

The first step taken by Trump after being sworn in as President?- his  instruction to the US Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website.  Today (March 28) Trump issued an executive order rescinding Obama’s laws that compelled coal fired power plants to reduce GHG emissions.( Coal generated power plants are the largest … Read more…

Climate Change: Speak to your MP

Climate Change:  Speak to your MP

For two months Toronto Environmental Organizations (including 4RG) have been meeting with Liberal MP’s for the Greater Toronto area. These meetings were prompted by concerns that the Liberal Government is backing off its policies to reduce climate change, and has abandoned its proposals for electoral reform. A small citizens group visited Rob Oliphant, the MP … Read more…