Canada prepares to introduce nationwide carbon price

• Madeleine Cuff
If Canadian provinces fail to effectively regulate carbon emissions national government will impose a carbon price, according to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna
Canada's Liberal government will move to impose a national carbon price if the country's provinces fail to take adequate steps to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has said.
Speaking yesterday on national politics TV show Question Period, McKenna said the new emissions regime will be implemented next month and will act as a "backstop" for provinces that do not regulate their own emissions effectively.

Seven things to know about the G20’s low carbon progress

By George Ogleby | EurActiv.com in partnership with edie.net
Sep 2, 2016

As a new report warns that the G20 must strengthen its commitment towards a low-carbon economy through collective climate action, EurActiv’s partner edie.net has investigated how the world’s leading economies measure up in their respective decarbonisation efforts.
In the build-up to the upcoming G20 summit in China this weekend (3-4 September), the Climate Transparency report has concluded that the G20 must take rapid climate action to harness its carbon footprint, which currently accounts for 75% of global emissions.

California legislature passes climate change bills

By Rory Carroll | SAN FRANCISCO

California lawmakers voted to extend the state's climate change fighting efforts out to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country.
The state Senate voted 25-13 in support of a bill that sets a target of cutting the state's output of heat-trapping emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.