The Montreal Protocol is an international agreement which was designed to regulate and phase-out the use of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone, including CFCs amd Methyl Bromide. The presence of ozone in the stratosphere (the ozone layer) helps to block harmful levels of uv radiation from reaching the ground.
The Bush Administration is threatening the future of what has been described as “the Most Successful Environmental Treaty”.
Sierra Club of Canada is one of the founding members of the Green Budget Coalition which provides recommendations to government on how to remove perverse subsidies encouraging environmental damage, shifting the tax burden to harmful practices and creating tax signals to encourage environmental improvement.
Footprints in the forest provides information about the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standard and certification requirements developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). In order to better understand how the CSA SFM performance framework is translated into a management plan Sierra Club of Canada reviewed several SFM plans from operations certified to the CSA SFM standard – in particular the objectives and targets that are the key field components subject to audit.
Located in southwestern Alberta on public land, directly north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the Castle Wilderness is an area of spectacular beauty, and outstanding ecological importance.