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Success of COP26 hinges on whether climate financing scales up

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Climate Minister Jonathan Wilkinson doesn’t know if he’ll continue to serve in the role just yet, but with COP26 in arm’s reach, his portfolio may be the most significant of any cabinet member.

Speaking with reporters Friday from a pre-COP meeting in Milan, Wilkinson said Canada’s focus in the lead-up to COP26 is closing the gap on the US$100 billion worth of climate financing per year rich countries promised developing ones over a decade ago at COP15.

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Trudeau announces US border opening while cases remain low

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

On Monday July 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that August 9 is slated as the starting date for allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada for non-essential travel.

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How BC can expand in the escalating global green economy

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. can leverage competitive advantages to grow its cleantech industry and take advantage of a reinvigorated and rapidly escalating global green economy, according to pundits.

But to do so, the province must increase investments in clean energy, address gaps, and be more aggressive about meeting its own climate targets to trigger more innovation and growth in the sector.

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environmental justice & climate policy under Biden

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Those surprised at U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s intention to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit might want to take a look at the incoming administration’s plans for environmental justice.

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Joe Biden’s comments about the oil industry

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden’s comments about the oil industry on Thursday show that he understands the unparalleled global financial realignment happening due to climate change, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour says.

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