THIS YEAR MARKED a new rise in concern about the global impacts of climate change, prompted, no doubt, by the release of former US vice president Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth. We’ve compiled a list of mostly Canadian noteworthy climate change reports, legislation and summaries published in 2006.

International negotiations

Pew Center on Global Climate Change 
• COP 12 Report, a summary of COP 12 and COP/MOP 2 

International Institute for Sustainable Development
• COP/MOP 2 Final, Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Scientific/Policy

C.D. Howe Institute
• Burning Our Money to Warm the Planet: Canada’s Ineffective Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mark Jaccard, et al.

The Conference Board of Canada
• Adapting to Climate Change: Is Canada Ready?
• Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2006

The David Suzuki Foundation
• All Over The Map
• 2006 Status Report of Provincial Climate Change Plans, Dale Marshall

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
• Advice on a Long-term Strategy on Energy and Climate Change

The Pembina Institute

• The 2006 UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi: Background and Expectations, Matthew Bramley

• Carbon Neutral by 2020: A Leadership Opportunity in Canada’s Oil Sands (Fact Sheet), Marlo Raynolds, Matthew McCulloch, Rich Wong

• A Preliminary Analysis of Bill C-30: The Clean Air Act, Mark S. Winfield

• Changements Climatiques: que doit faire le gouvernement du Canada? Matthew Bramley

• Letter to Prime Minister Harper RE: The Environment as a Priority – A Real Opportunity to Put Canada on Track, Matthew Bramley

• Submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources RE: Renewable Fuels, Jesse Row

• Climate Change, Kyoto and the New Federal Government: Concerns and Expectations, Matthew Bramley, Clare Demerse

Pollution Probe

• Driving Towards a Cleaner Environment: A Healthier Future

• A Guide to Climate Change for Small-to Medium-sized Enterprises

• Mainstreaming Climate Change in Drinking Water Source Protection Planning in Ontario, Rob de Loe and Aaron Berg

Legislation

• Canada’s Clean Air Act 

CBC Report: Opposition, environmental groups slam Clean Air Act 

Also of interest

• Nicholas Stern, Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change Stern Review

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