Conservation Council of New Brunswick reacts to climate action commitments in Throne Speech

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to see significant commitments to addressing climate change in the 2019 Speech from the Throne, including: Establishing a carbon pricing system and introducing legislation … [Read more...]

Statement: Premier failing seniors, small businesses by lagging on energy efficiency 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of Efficiency Canada’s first-ever provincial energy efficiency scorecard. She is … [Read more...]

Reading and artist talk: New Brunswick author invites you to tackle eco-anxiety with a poetic odyssey on the Bay of Fundy

While the world struggles to come to terms with the growing problem of “ecological grief” in the face of the climate crisis – whether it’s the mind-numbing fear of crop-killing droughts, black-outs caused by ice storms, or the slow realization that … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Big news for protected natural areas, rallying for Rod Cumberland, and starting a new conversation about climate action in N.B.

In this edition of EcoNews, we celebrate a long-sought victory as the province commits to protect at least 10 per cent of N.B.'s land and water by 2020 — but where exactly the new spaces will be, and whether they'll be fully protected in law, remains … [Read more...]

Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike

Youth and older supporters sing a David Myles’ song on the steps of the New Brunswick Legislature at the climate strike on May 10. Photo by Susan O’Donnell. Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Call to action on Sisson Mine, Premier at the pro-pipeline rally, Fundy Baykeeper on aquaculture reform, and Drive Electric NB’s happy problem

In this edition of EcoNews, we encourage you to use our letter-writing tool to have your say on the Sisson Mine's plan to use fish-bearing brooks in the Nashwaak Watershed for part of its waste tailings as the federal government takes final comments … [Read more...]

Economic research shows Canada can afford to take greater climate action

Canada’s GDP is expected to grow at least 38 per cent by the 2030 Paris Agreement deadline, even with greater greenhouse gas reductions than the current federal plan OTTAWA, ONT. — Meeting Canada’s international climate commitments under the Paris … [Read more...]

Move to regional cap-and-trade system gaining momentum?

A recent series of news articles featuring our Conservation Council Director of Climate Change and Energy Solutions, Louise Comeau, speculate that cap-and-trade systems, where large industrial polluters' greenhouse gas emissions are capped, may be … [Read more...]