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M. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 929 Kilobytes

2009 Water Action Plan

 

Title:Water for life: action plan.
Corporate Author: Government of Alberta
Subject:Environmental issues - resource conservation
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 1.20 Megabytes

2008 Water Renewal

 

Title:Water for life: a renewal.
Corporate Author: Alberta Environment
Subject:Environmental issues - resource conservation
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 08 April 2015
Filesize 747 Kilobytes

1988 November-December First Reading – Recycling

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 1.58 Megabytes

2011 Reducing Pollution Creating Jobs

Title:Reducing pollution, creating jobs
Author(s):Demerse, Clare
Subject:Environmental issues - planning, policy|split|Employment - planning, policy
Publisher:The Pembina Institute
Place of Publication:Drayton Valley AB
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

This report examines the evidence from a wide range of international and Canadian research on "green" jobs and the economic impacts of climate policies. The report finds that Canada’s governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by continuing with business as usual.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 2.47 Megabytes

2011 Environment

 

Title:Environment
Author(s):Morgan, Alexis
Subject:Environmental issues - general
Publisher:Canadian Index of Wellbeing
Place of Publication:Waterloo ON
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

This is the first edition of the Environment Domain Report for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. The report provides a snapshot on the state and the trends in Canada‘s environment using a set of anthropocentric, natural capital-based indicators. It also represents the beginning of a discussion about how the stocks and flows of Canada‘s natural capital affect human wellbeing. The report therefore highlights some of the choices that policy makers need to consider in order to optimize the long-term wellbeing of Canadians.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 1.62 Megabytes

2010 Way We Green

Title:The way we green: white paper.
Corporate Author: City of Edmonton
Subject:City of Edmonton - general plan|split|Environmental issues - general
Publisher:City of Edmonton
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

This White Paper and the feedback it is intended to generate will be used to update the City of Edmonton’s environmental strategic plan – The Way We Green. The two main focuses of The Way We Green will be: (a) environmental sustainability (i.e., understanding the limits of nature and how Edmontonians must live within those limits in order to endure), and (b) resilience (understanding the environmental disturbances that Edmonton may face and the capacity that is needed to withstand them and bounce back intact.) The White Paper discusses the sustainability and resilience challenges facing Edmonton and suggests a strategy for each of the following areas: · Energy & Climate Change · River Water Supply & Quality · Food Security · Air Quality · Biodiversity / Healthy Ecosystems · Waste Management · One Planet Living The White Paper builds on Edmonton’s strong environmental culture and hundreds of environmental initiatives over the past twenty years that have earned Edmonton the reputation as a municipal environmental leader.

Table Of Contents:

Executive Summary 2 Chapter 1: Introduction 15 Chapter 2: Sustainability – Definitions and Principles 21 Chapter 3: Edmonton’s Sustainability/Resilience Challenges 26 Chapter 4: Energy & Climate Change 27 Chapter 5: River Water Supply / River Water Quality 43 Chapter 6: Food Security 50 Chapter 7: Air Quality 55 Chapter 8: Biodiversity / Healthy Ecosystems 61 Chapter 9: Waste Management 67 Chapter 10: One Planet Living 69 Chapter 11: The Way We Green – A Regional Context 70 Chapter 12: Principles of Resilience and their Application 73 Chapter 13: Implementing The Way We Green 78 Chapter 14: Sustainable City Benchmarks 88 Appendix A – Suggested Goals, Objectives, Policies and Progress Measures 91

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 10.20 Megabytes

2010 Resilient Edmonton

Title:Resilient Edmonton: why and how?
Author(s):Applegath, Craig|split|Yazer, Jonathan
Subject:Environmental issues - general|split|Environmental issues - climate change|split|Urban issues - general|split|Urban issues - planning, policy
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

This paper introduces the concept of resilience as it applies to cities in general and the City of Edmonton in particular. The first section defines resilience and explains its value as a method of understanding and strengthening social-ecological systems. It also outlines the basic themes and principles of resilience in urban design and planning. The second section assesses Edmonton’s capacity for resilience by performing a T.W.O.S. (Threats, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Strengths) analysis on its critical systems. This section presents a list of eight key opportunities for building Edmonton’s capacity for resilience. It also describes how the city could realize some of these opportunities by continuing to develop its LRT network and by developing a network of Resilience Centres, which integrate opportunities for capacity-building in three critical systems – water, energy, and food – into single, integrated centres. In the final section, we suggest what tools the city might use to prioritize opportunities for capacity-building and provide a set of urban planning principles to assist the City of Edmonton in meeting the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil.

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 10.20 Megabytes

2010 Greener Energy Edmonton

Title:Greener energy opportunities and priorities for the City of Edmonton
Author(s):Weis, Tim|split|Anderson, Krisi
Subject:Environmental issues - general|split|Environmental issues - resource conservation
Publisher:The Pembina Institute
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

This paper discusses some of the multitude of technologies that are capable of making incremental improvements to the way that energy is supplied to the city of Edmonton and Edmontonians. This paper is not meant to be a holistic analysis of integrated community planning or even key energy efficiency options, although both are essential components of eventually achieving a sustainable energy system. The technologies discussed here are limited to energy supply technologies that are practical and immediately accessible at a municipal level. We discuss municipal opportunities for cogeneration, solar photovoltaics, solar hot water, solar hot air and passive solar, along with ground source heat pumps, biofuels, and biomass energy. Jurisdictions that have made the most progress in reducing fossil-fuel dependence have all done so as a result of a supportive policy environment that actively fosters the transition to sustainable, low-impact options. This paper provides a brief overview of some of those policy options to encourage the deployment of the aforementioned technologies at a municipal level and includes an appendix highlighting what a few other municipalities are doing to take steps forward. The options and strategies reviewed include goal setting, education, development permits, zoning requirements, procurement, community ownership, local improvement charges, tax credits, rebates, incentives and financing.

Language:English
Series:The Edmonton Sustainability Papers - Discussion Paper 14
 Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Filesize 2.25 Megabytes

2010 CCPA BC Climate Justice Green Jobs

Title:Climate justice, green jobs and sustainable production in BC
Author(s):Lee, Marc|split|Carlaw, Kenneth I.
Subject:Labour force - general|split|Employment - general|split|Environmental issues - resource conservation
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Place of Publication:Vancouver
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

To fight against catastrophic climate change, BC needs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to near zero by mid-century at the latest. This amounts to a new, green industrial revolution that will have transformative impacts on work in the province. In addition, the need to adapt to inevitable climate change impacts will also have employment implications. With this report, we hope to contribute to a growing conversation about industrial and employment strategies the BC government can use to transition to a sustainable economy and create a new generation of well-paying green jobs. Past industrial revolutions have caused great upheaval and hardship, with some sectors of society bearing a terrible burden. If this green industrial revolution is to occur in a just manner, we need to help workers make the transition to new employment, and provide economically marginalized people with new opportunities to secure decent work and economic security. Creating green jobs allows us not only to confront climate change, but also to achieve climate justice.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Filesize 3.68 Megabytes

2010 Flesh in Grass

Title:All flesh is grass: toward a re-engagement with the prairie.
Author(s):Herriot, Trevor
Subject:Environmental issues - resource conservation|split|Environmental issues - general
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Saskatchewan Office
Place of Publication:Regina
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

On October 15th and 16th, prairie naturalist and award-winning author Trevor Herriot spoke on behalf of the Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Trevor's presentation, "All Flesh is Grass," provides us with both an urgent plea to reverse the ecological destruction of our natural prairie and a way forward to a more sustainable and ecologically sound agricultural practice in our province.

Language:English
Material Type:Presentation

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