Youth Rising Canadian youth are mobilizing in unprecedented ways for the G8/G20. Visit the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition’s new website (http://www.ourclimate.ca) for everything you need to know about what youth are planning in the coming months.
Ways you can demand climate leadership:
1. Take the G20 Youth Climate Pledge
2. Phone Mob Thursdays
3. Teach-In for Climate Justice
4. Fossil Fools Day 2010
5. Join the Toronto G20 Convergence
About the CYCC
The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition is a united front of youth from across Canada tackling the biggest challenge of our generation, the emerging climate crisis. Acting locally, provincially, federally, and internationally, we combine our forces to organize actions, influence government and implement concrete solutions. Working in schools and communities from coast to coast to coast, we are calling for and building a just and prosperous transition to the new Canada we all need to see.
This new report from Climate Action Network Canada uncovers evidence of Environment Canada’s successful efforts to restrict media access to its own scientists, effectively burying the truth. more
Read the report: Troubling Evidence: The Harper Government’s Approach to Climate Science Research in Canada
“Our analysis shows that in-situ oilsands development is actually more intensive on a per barrel basis in some environmental impact categories than oilsands mining,” says Marc Huot, Technical Analyst with the Pembina Institute. “This finding dispels the myth presented by some in industry and government that in-situ oilsands development is ‘low impact.’ Instead, it highlights the need for serious improvements.” more
WWF-UK and The Co-operative have launched a report showing how the massive resources being poured into environmentally damaging tar sands could instead be used to create green energy or to help meet global development goals. more
Read the report: Opportunity Cost of the Tar Sands
Call for Delegates for Policy Dialogue on the Way Forward on Climate Change Internationally: Copenhagen Accord and REDD Climate Action Network Canada and the Canadian Environmental Network are conducting a delegate selection for a one-day policy dialogue on the way forward on climate change internationally organized by IISD in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 8:30am to 1pm. The policy dialogue will focus on two issues: moving forward on the Copenhagen Accord and continuing momentum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and agriculture.
If you are working for a civil society organization in Canada, and would like to attend, please send an expression of your interest to jmcbane[at]climateactionnetwork.ca.
Agenda: The Road to COP 16 IISD Policy Dialogue
Meet the Sierra Youth Coalition
From March 1st to 12th on campuses across the world, interested teachers dedicated at least 20 minutes of class-time to discussing the relationship between climate change and climate justice. The two-week International Teach-in for Climate Justice initiated by Go Beyond is an example of the collaborative work the Sierra Youth Coalition engages in.
Sierra Youth Coalition is a national, youth driven, and diverse non-profit organization working in Canada. Through grassroots action, SYC aims to address globalization, consumption, and climate change through a solutions based approach of promoting education for sustainability, bioregionalism, sustainable communities, and lifestyle simplicity.
Our members play an important part in directing the organization. They are the drivers of SYC actions, they vote in our Executive Committee and they represent us at proceedings and events that are critical to youth working towards a sustainable future. Most recently SYC members were part of the youth delegation at the COP 15. Membership is $20 for a full year and not only plugs you into this expansive youth network but also offers member privileges. Check out our website at: http://www.syc-cjs.org or become a fan on facebook.