May 2016

Ontario, Nova Scotia blaze a path to fund energy efficient retrofits

"Climate Examiner," PICS Weekly Round-up, April 7, 2016 Energy-efficient home retrofits have taken off in Ontario and Nova Scotia as a result of small tweaks to legislation in the last five years. Read full article

2016 FCM: Columbia Institute Evening Reception

The past year has brought significant changes: a shift in our federal government and with that a fresh focus on infrastructure and communities, and the signing of the historic climate change agreement in Paris. It's an important time for us to gather to reboot and connect!

Change to school-leaving certificates positive but lacks oversight

By Katie Hyslop, The Tyee, April 11, 2016 Around 60 Indigenous students set to get Evergreens instead of diplomas, violating new rules. Until this past February, any British Columbian student could be put on track towards a school-leaving certificate, also known as an Evergreen Certificate, instead of a high school diploma.

This Green House II in PICS News

PICSnews-Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Winter 2016 A new PICS supported report from the Columbia Institute details the minor legislative changes needed to open doors for scaling up residential energy efficiency retrofits across Canada. The report, entitled 'This Green House II' provides a valuable summary of building energy efficiency policies and financing programs across the country, identifying what works and where the barriers are.

The Unsexy Climate Solution That's a Total No-Brainer

By Jimmy Thomson, DeSmogCanada, Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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