Solving the Puzzle Progress Update 2013

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A summary of the 2013 Progress Update to our 2011 report, Solving the Puzzle: Environmental responsibility in oilsands development

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  • Growth in absolute greenhouse gas emissions in top 10 North American Jurisdictions (1990–2009)
  • Source: Environment Canada National Inventory (1990-2008), Environment Canada GHG Forecast 2012
  • Source: Alberta Woodland Caribou Recovery Team. Alberta Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan 2004/05 – 2013/14 (2005). Alberta Caribou Committee (DRAFT) unpublished data 2005-2008
  • Image: wbea.org
  • Image: environment.alberta.ca
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  • Solving the Puzzle Progress Update 2013

    1. 1. April 2013LAND • WATER • AIR • GREENHOUSE GASES • MONITORING
    2. 2. There are legitimate concernsabout environmentalmanagement in the Albertaoilsands
    3. 3. In 2011 we released a report
    4. 4. Outlining some of theseconcernse.g. …
    5. 5. Alberta’s GHGs areincreasing fastest in NorthAmerica010203040506070GrowthinGreenhouseGasEmissions(MtCO2e/year)
    6. 6. GHG emissions will continueto rise0204060801001201990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020MtCO2e/year
    7. 7. Woodland caribou are indeclineEast Side Athabasca Herd~ 65% decline in 16 years
    8. 8. We outlined19 policysolutions2011
    9. 9. Whatprogresshas beenmade?2013
    10. 10. Summary of progressSUBSTANTIALMODERATELIMITED2512
    11. 11. • Legislativeprotection for atleast 50% of publicforested lands fromindustrialdevelopment• Full funding of theAlberta BiodiversityMonitoring InstituteSUBSTANTIALprogress:
    12. 12. MODERATE progress:• Enforceableregulations toprotect non-salinegroundwaterresources• Air emission limitsmatching WHO AirQuality Guidelines
    13. 13. MODERATE progress:• Require best-availabletechnology foremissions reduction• Expand airmonitoring to meetscientific needs
    14. 14. MODERATE progress:• Fund a regionalmonitoring networkfor groundwaterlevels andgroundwater qualityindicators
    15. 15. LIMITED progress:• Requireestablishment ofbiodiversity offsets• Limit oilsandsdevelopment to amaximum of 5% ofany Albertaplanning region
    16. 16. LIMITED progress:• Develop anew, transparentand risk-aversemine securityprogram• Follow AlbertaCaribou Committeerecommendationson ranges
    17. 17. LIMITED progress:• Water managementplan with EBF forthe lowerAthabasca River• Measure and mapgroundwater andsurface/groundwater interactions
    18. 18. LIMITED progress:• Require proventechnology toeliminate thecreation of wettailings• Reject end pit lakesas a tailingsreclamationstrategy
    19. 19. LIMITED progress:• Commit to a GHGemissions reductiontarget consistentwith a fair Albertacontribution• Implement anescalating CO2eemission price
    20. 20. LIMITED progress:• Mandate the use ofcarbon capture andstorage (CCS)technology• Replace the RegionalAquatics MonitoringProgram with ascientifically robustmonitoring system
    21. 21. Poor environmentalperformance = barrier tomarket access
    22. 22. Environmentalregulationimprovementsare urgentlyneeded
    23. 23. Read more at www.pembina.org/pub/2443
    24. 24. Canadian non-partisanthink tank
    25. 25. ResearchEducationConsultingAdvocacy
    26. 26. pembina.orgpembina.org/subscriptionPembina eNews, Media releases, Publication alertstwitter.com/pembina facebook.com/pembina.institute

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