The 2023 federal budget is an important step in accelerating Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future and the protection of freshwater across the country. Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is pleased to see significant investments in freshwater, renewable electricity, and healthy communities.
Tag: renewable energy
Blog: Equity Issues Central to Latest IPCC Report
CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan reflects on the International Panel on Climate Change's report and its focus on equity issues.
Media Release: Federal Budget Funding for New Nuclear Reactors a ‘Climate Throwaway’
The 2022 federal budget announcing investment in unproven nuclear reactor designs, dubbed Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), is being called a "climate throwaway" by civil society groups. Just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its starkest report yet urging aggressive climate action, the federal government is choosing to invest in yet-to-be proven technologies that miss the mark for halving emissions by 2030.
Ethical Investment Decisions for the Climate
78 Public Interest groups, including CELA, are calling on Canada’s biggest banks to drop investments in nuclear power, including so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) from their fossil-free and ESG* investment portfolios.
Consultation Letter on Net Zero 2030
CELA has submitted a letter in response to the Government of Canada's Engagement on Canada’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan.
Take Action Against Small Modular Reactors
NOT a solution to climate change - sign-ons to joint Statement on Small Modular Reactors still being accepted.