• All Change - Alberta Overhauls Climate Policy, Ushers In Sweeping New Requirements
  • December 7, 2015 | Authors: Kent D. Howie; Michael G. Massicotte; Beth Reimer-Heck; Alan L. Ross
  • Law Firms: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Ottawa Office ; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Calgary Office
  • On November 22, 2015, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a far-reaching and comprehensive new strategy on climate change. It not only responds to recommendations of the Climate Change Advisory Panel ("Panel"), which the provincial government appointed this past summer, but also fulfills the Premier's promise to disclose Alberta's new climate change policy initiatives before the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference ("COP 21") in Paris later this month. Premier Notley's announcement is a framework only which draws from the Panel's report, but does not specifically endorse all of the Panel's conclusions.