Canada’s construction industry could be in for a windfall from proposed higher carbon prices, according to a report prepared by a University of Ottawa policy think-tank for Canada’s Building Trades Unions.
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians oppose provincial governments spending taxpayers’ dollars to battle the federal carbon tax, says a new poll released Monday as the Ontario government launched a new television ad slamming the levy.
Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.
This blog is in reaction to a lecture given by UBC’s Dr. Kai Chan on “Tapping into what matter: Relational values and policy mixes for sustainability”. Dr. Chan is affiliated with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and is a visiting professor at uOttawa working towards mainstreaming biodiversity and sustainability in decision-making within the public and private sector. As a Master’s in Environmental Sustainability student, I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Chan’s lecture highlighting the importance of using relational values in decision-making.
After massive population declines, the honey bee has become a symbol of conservation. But that doesn’t mean we should prioritise it over other species, says Rebecca Bosy. Overpopulating city ecosystems could be disastrous for biodiversity, and, in turn, the survival of the human race
On March 16, four environmental sustainability (MES) students and one chemical engineering student represented the University of Ottawa in the World Wildlife Fund’s Designing Change for a Living Planet challenge.