Climate Change

Press Release: SES collaborates with Howard Coad Community School

June 8, 2024 — SES collaborated with Howard Coad Community School to cultivate even more green infrastructure in Saskatoon's Mount Royal neighbourhood by planting a biodiverse urban greenspace with native prairie perennials, grasses, and edible shrubs.

Climate Change Science Update

April 16, 2024 — Updated facts and sources on the newest climate change science.

Letter Urging the City of Saskatoon to Support Environmental Initiatives

August 14, 2023 — Amidst significant budget cuts, SES reiterates the need for the City of Saskatoon to continue funding the Low Emissions Community Plan and fulfill the goals and projects within the City’s Climate Action Plan. 

Response to Bill 88 The Saskatchewan First Act

December 15, 2022 — Letter to Premier Scott Moe, Minister of Justice Bronwyn Eyre, and Minister of the Environment Dana Skoropad expressing deep concern about the provisions related to greenhouse gas regulation and environmental standards in Bill 88, The Saskatchewan First Act.

25 Recommendations for GHG Emissions Reduction in SK

November 4, 2021 — Letter, including 25 recommendations, to Premier Moe and Environment Minister Kaeding on reducing GHG emissions in SK

Letter expressing concern about SK’s increased oil production targets

February 12, 2020 — SES letter expressing concern about increased oil production targets by Saskatchewan’s provincial government.

Response to Saskatoon’s Low Emissions Community Plan

August 2019 — SES response to the Low Emissions Community Plan prepared by the City of Saskatoon

Report Card on the SK government’s GHG Reduction Plans

December 2018 — SES assessment of the Saskatchewan government’s greenhouse gas reduction plans

Observed Effects of Climate Change in the Global Community

December 2018 — Factsheet about the observed effects of climate change in the global community

Early Warning Signs of Climate Change in SK

December 2018 — Factsheet about the early signs of climate change in Saskatchewan

Recommendations from “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

December 2018 — One to two-page excerpts from the SES Report: “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

“Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

December 2018 — SES Report: “Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough (SES’s response to the Saskatchewan government’s climate change plan)

Why Should I Reduce My Emissions and How? (Infographic)

Part 4/4: Infographic about reducing your personal greenhouse gas emissions

Response to the SK Ministry of Environment on Prairie Resilience

March 2018 — Written Comments to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment on the Prairie Resilience Document

Planning for the Transition

2017 — SES Report: Planning for the Transition in a Carbon Constrained World: Lessons from the Literature for Saskatchewan.

Comments on Proposed Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop

June 30, 2017 — Comments from the Saskatchewan Environmental Society on the Technical Paper (May 18, 2017) on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop.

Oil & Gas Methane Emissions FAQs

2017 — FAQs: Methane (CH4) is an important greenhouse gas because it has the ability to trap more heat than carbon dioxide.

Comments on Proposed Methane Regulations

July 13, 2017 — Comments from the Saskatchewan Environmental Society on the Proposed Regulation Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil & Gas Sector).

Response to Saskatchewan’s Climate Change White Paper

2016 — Report: The Saskatchewan government released their Climate Change White Paper on October 18, 2016. The White Paper is positioned as an “alternative approach to Prime Minister Trudeau’s national carbon tax” (Government of Saskatchewan, 2016).

Recommendations for City of Regina GHG Emissions Reduction

April 21, 2016 — Suggestions for Community-Wide Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction in the City of Regina.

Recommendations for City of Saskatoon GHG Emissions Reduction

October 28, 2015 — Recommendations for a Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy for the City of Saskatoon Focused On Community-Wide Emissions

Lettter to Premier Wall on GHG Reduction

December 11, 2015 — Letter to Premier Wall on a Proposal for a Province-wide Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy.

SES Brief to Environment Minister Cox

2015 — Brief to Hon. Herb Cox regarding SES’s work in Saskatchewan and current policy issues facing our province.  

Building an Environmentally Sustainable Future for Saskatchewan

March 2015 — Report: Building an Environmentally Sustainable Future for Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan’s Role in Global Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation, and the Policy Measures Needed to Change Course and Chart a Sustainable Future.

Executive Summary: Building an Environmentally Sustainable Future for Saskatchewan

March 2015 — Executive Summary: Building an Environmentally Sustainable Future for Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan’s Role in Global Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation, and the Policy Measures Needed to Change Course and Chart a Sustainable Future.

Yes They Can: A 2020 Vision For SaskPower

May 16, 2013 — SES Report: Yes They Can: A 2020 Vision for SaskPower regarding greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Saskatchewan Citizens Hearings on Climate Change Report

2014 — Report from the Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change, which took place in Saskatoon on November 1 and 2, 2013.

Letter on Climate Change to Minister Cheveldayoff

April 19, 2013 — Letter to Premier Wall and Minister Cheveldayoff regarding the latest climate change developments, and the very significant risks that climate change poses to young people in Saskatchewan and around the world.