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Geoff Stiles

Freelance consultant and writer, lives in Ottawa, consulting on climate change and renewable energy in Africa and Canada.

Geoff Stiles lives in Ottawa, consulting on climate change and renewable energy internationally and nationally, including work on the CDM and carbon pricing. He has over 40 years experience in these fields, including 23 years spent in southern and eastern Africa. He is currently working with South African colleagues to develop a detailed comparison of the Canadian and South African experiences with carbon taxes.
Climate Change Framework Long On Aspiration, Short On

Climate Change Framework Long On Aspiration, Short On Details

The framework is both comprehensive and ambitious, but will it work in time for Canada to meet its Paris commitment of a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030? To answer this question, we need to look more closely at some of the key elements of the framework.
02/01/2017 12:06 EST
Here's A Solution To Canada's Federal-Provincial 'Climate

Here's A Solution To Canada's Federal-Provincial 'Climate Wars'

What's next in the federal-provincial "climate wars," you might ask? Since last week's initial ruckus, the combatants have gone quiet. Despite this temporary armistice, something clearly needs to be done to reverse the harm done to federal-provincial relations, while still moving towards an early agreement on carbon.
10/14/2016 04:11 EDT
Lighter Touch Could Make Trudeau Climate Plan Easier To

Lighter Touch Could Make Trudeau Climate Plan Easier To Swallow

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to pull back from his confrontational approach to negotiating a climate change agreement with the provinces. Instead of using the threat of unilaterally ratifying the Paris Agreement as a blunt instrument, the government should come up with a new plan involving proportionality.
10/04/2016 09:39 EDT
What Happened To Trudeau's Consensus-Based Approach To Climate

What Happened To Trudeau's Consensus-Based Approach To Climate Change?

Prime Minister Trudeau has just changed his mind again on climate change. After admitting at the recent G20 meetings in China that Canada is "not ready" to ratify the Paris Agreement, Trudeau has now decided to ratify it before any agreement on carbon pricing has been reached with the provinces.
09/29/2016 05:38 EDT