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March 23, 2022 – 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual

Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Transition Risk: How Will Your Organization Adapt to Changing Policies?

The Government of Canada has signed the COP26 Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition, committing to prioritize the clean energy transition and end new direct public support for the international unabated fossil fuel energy sector by the end of 2022, and the Glasgow Climate Pact to accelerate the phaseout of inefficient […]

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June 3, 2021 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual

Partnerships in Indigenous Finance: Paths to Sustainable Finance and Protection of Biodiversity

Financing the transition to net-zero carbon emissions requires government to government and government to private sector partnerships. Please join us for an important discussion on Indigenous partnerships for sustainable finance and governance, including successful partnerships in conservation finance; the transition to sustainable energy in action; and a discussion of the recent creation by the Canada […]

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March 3, 2021 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual

Connecting Canada’s Climate Policy Network

This half-day conference will explore past, present, and potential futures of Canada’s climate policy network. It will connect climate policy actors to discuss this network’s layers of actors, norms, and processes.

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Knowledge Hub Resources

Nov 8th, 2022

Integrity matters: Net zero commitments by businesses, financial institutions, cities and regions

Report from the United Nations’ High-Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities

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Nov 2nd, 2022

Roadmap to a Sustainable Financial System in Canada

When it comes to Canada’s climate policies, there is a widely overlooked frontier: finance. In this policy briefing, Ecojustice, Shift: Action and Environmental Defence lay out an actionable pathway to address how Canada should regulate climate-alignment within our financial system. The brief shows how financial alignment is a critical piece of the broader climate package […]

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Oct 27th, 2022

Partial Disclosure: Assessing the state of physical and transition climate risk disclosure in Canada

The latest Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) study demonstrates that in aggregate, climate-related disclosures by Canadian companies are inadequate, both in terms of quantity and quality. This impedes the ability of financial institutions to properly price the opportunities and risks associated with climate change, which has significant consequences for Canadian competitiveness and the functioning of […]

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Oct 11th, 2022

Climate-washing in Québec and Canada: How to turn the tide

This report by the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE) outlines which rules and standards exist now to address climate-washing, and the CQDE’s policy recommendations to improve how climate-washing is addressed.

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