Benjamin Shingler


Benjamin Shingler is a senior writer based in Montreal, covering climate policy, health and social issues. He previously worked at The Canadian Press and the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.

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At COP28 climate summit, there's concern oil and gas lobbyists have too much influence

With tens of thousands arriving in Dubai for the COP28 climate talks that begin today, environmentalists and policy experts are expressing concern over the growing presence of fossil fuel lobbyists at the meetings.
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Canada's fossil fuel industry is banking on carbon capture to lower emissions. Is it a viable solution?

Fossil fuel companies in Canada have made carbon capture a key part of their pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it a viable solution? And should federal and provincial governments be footing the bill?

'Regressive' carbon capture tax credit open to projects that extract more oil, climate experts say

The federal government's proposed tax credit to incentivize companies to capture and store carbon dioxide underground doesn't exclude projects that also involve extracting more oil, policy experts who reviewed a draft of the legislation said.

Shift away from fossil fuels now or face nearly 3 C warming by century's end: UN

The world is on pace to warm by as much as 2.9 C by the end of the century, far beyond the target set in Paris less than a decade ago, according to a new UN report.

Scientists warn of 'dangerous future' if global emissions aren't cut

Climate change is increasingly impacting the health and survival of people worldwide, and projections show risks will quickly rise with further inaction, scientists warn in a new report.

Despite climate pledges, Canada and other fossil fuel producers set to scale up production: report

Canada is among a group of top fossil fuel-producing countries on pace to extract more oil and gas than would be consistent with agreed-upon targets designed to limit global warming, according to a new report released by the United Nations.

'Sponge cities': An absorbing idea in the face of climate change

Cities in Canada and around the world are using “sponges” in parks, sidewalks and rooftops to soak up and divert water to deal with flooding, which has been made worse by climate change and urban development in wetlands.

As climate risks increase, developing countries aren't getting the help they need: UN

"The financial needs for developing countries when it comes to adaptation are far, far beyond what is what is available right now," says a researcher in Haiti.
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Carbon tax change has Canadians asking about the program. Here's how it's supposed to work

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to exempt home heating oil from the carbon tax has thrust the controversial policy back into the spotlight. Here are some of your questions, answered.

Carbon tax exemption on home heating oil sets climate policies back, advocates say

The federal government's decision to exempt home heating oil from the carbon tax is being met with consternation by environmental advocates, who argued the change will muddy the country's flagship climate policy.