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August 28, 2014
 
 

Ontario: ECO Report Outlines Costs to the Province of Climate Inaction

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Last month, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller tabled Looking For Leadership - The Costs of Climate Inaction: Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2014. The report discusses Ontario’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory; provides a review of Ontario’s progress on GHG reduction; and addresses adapting infrastructure to extreme weather events.

The ECO’s report shows year-end losses in 2013 due to catastrophic weather totaled $3.2 billion across Canada. Experts predict that insurance rates will increase and that some types of liabilities will not be covered. Miller warns: "the province can choose to either support proactive planning now or pay disaster relief again and again".
Access the report:
http://www.eco.on.ca/uploads/Reports-GHG/2014/GHG2014%20Looking%20for%20Leadership.pdf

 

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