Tag: Net Zero Emissions Accountability Act

Our Top Climate Reads of 2020

With 2020 coming to a close, we at Manifest took a look back at the reports, papers, and articles on climate change that had the biggest impact on us. Despite the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19, the world made important steps this year towards accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Whether it’s better disclosure […]

Canada Commits to Net-Zero in New Legislation

Canada Commits to Net-Zero in New Legislation

Risk management, a national strategy and plan, oversight and governance, transparent metrics and targets – Canada now has a proposed legal framework for meeting our global climate commitments; and it looks rather like the recommendations of the Task-Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Today, Canada’s federal government tabled long-awaited legislation outlining a roadmap for meeting […]

2019: The Year that Changed the Climate of Climate Change

2019: The Year that Changed the Climate of Climate Change TCFD Reporting Requirements in Canada

Risk management, a national strategy and plan, oversight and governance, transparent metrics and targets – Canada now has a proposed legal framework for meeting our global climate commitments; and it looks rather like the recommendations of the Task-Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Today, Canada’s federal government tabled long-awaited legislation outlining a roadmap for meeting […]

Sea-Level Rising: The Accelerating Wave

Sea level rise is occurring faster than expected, impacting millions in the coming decades and potentially locking in irreversible changes for centuries to come, says the latest UN climate report. While there is uncertainty in the number of people impacted and how quickly these impacts will be felt, new science reveals that current projections for […]

Why Climate Action Will Continue, Despite Trump

Risk management, a national strategy and plan, oversight and governance, transparent metrics and targets – Canada now has a proposed legal framework for meeting our global climate commitments; and it looks rather like the recommendations of the Task-Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Today, Canada’s federal government tabled long-awaited legislation outlining a roadmap for meeting […]

Momentum for Climate Disclosure Continues as Investors Push

Momentum for Climate Disclosure Continues as Investors Push

Major Canadian institutional investors including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Bank of Montreal’s Global Asset Management group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have announced support for shareholders’ resolutions urging Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. to “stress test” their operations against a climate-adjusted future. While Exxon and Chevron both conduct their own analysis of climate […]

Paper: Canada Electricity Generation and Transmission Sectors’ Action and Awareness

This primer provides an overview of the concept of embodied carbon and describes how life cycle assessment (LCA) can be used to calculate and minimize life cycle GHG impacts from construction projects. It draws on the lessons learned from a recent case study that calculated the embodied carbon of a new commercial building in Toronto […]

Paper: Stormwater Management in Ontario: Legal Issues in a Changing Climate

The rise in extreme weather events in Ontario and resulting strain on municipal infrastructure have brought increased attention to stormwater management at all orders of government. Recent class action lawsuits against municipalities, conservation authorities and the Province for flooding, both after extreme rainfall events and on a recurring basis due to alleged systematic problems, are […]