If there’s one reliable constant at UN climate negotiations, it’s the presence of fossil lobbyists doing what they can to slow the process down.
Time is short...global emissions of climate changing gases need to peak by 2020 - just three years away - in order to keep warming to relatively safe levels.
The regulatory system appears to have been calibrated to serve the needs of industry.
For years environmental organizations have called on the federal government to do something about the leakage from Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds.
CBCRA has successfully increased the recovery rate from 42% in 2010 to 70% by the end of 2016.
With delayed action, stranded assets will rise and costly negative emission technologies will be required to limit planetary warming.