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Civil Society Reactions: Papal Encyclical for Climate Action

Pope Francis, Papal Encyclical for Climate Action

Vatican City, Italy – June 18, 2015 – NGOs have today welcomed Pope Francis’ strong moral case for people and leaders to tackle climate change delivered in today’s historic Papal Encyclical.

Pope Francis, Papal Encyclical for Climate ActionIn a rare open letter that will shape Catholic teaching, His Holiness Pope Francis laid out our moral imperative to “care for our common home” and end the inequalities which are driving interlinked problems of climate change and poverty. Pope Francis is the latest and most high profile voice …

Over 100 Leading Scientists Call for a Moratorium on New Oil Sands Development

Consensus statement says the science is clear: there can be no more oil sands development if we are to solve the global climate crisis

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June 10, 2015, Ottawa – Today more than 100 prominent scientists from across North America, including climate scientists, economists, geophysicists, and biologists, released a consensus statement entitled “Ten Reasons for a Moratorium” that shows why Canada and the United States should postpone new oil sands development.

“Based on evidence raised across our many …

Le Canada manque des opportunités de sauver des vies et de créer des emplois à cause de ses piètres cibles de protection du climat

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Ottawa, Canada. Le 3 juin 2015. Une analyse effectuée par le New Climate Institute démontre que la cible proposée par le Canada de réduire de 30 % des gaz à effets de serre en-dessous de 2005 d’ici 2030 prive le pays d’importants co-avantages reliés à la réduction des importations de pétrole, des vies sauvées par la réduction de la pollution de l’air et des emplois créés par l’expansion du secteur des énergies renouvelables.

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Canada Missing Opportunities to Save Lives and Create Jobs with Weak Climate Protection Targets

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Ottawa, Canada. June 3, 2015. Analysis by the New Climate Institute shows that Canada’s proposed target of 30 percent reductions in greenhouse gases below 2005 by 2030 robs the country of important co-benefits relating to reduced oil imports, lives saved from lower air pollution, and jobs created from growing the renewable energy sector. The report compares the potential co-benefits of Canada’s proposed climate protection target to a scenario consistent with keeping global warming to well …

Le Canada propose une cible mince pour la protection du climat

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Ottawa, Canada. Le 15 mai 2015. Le Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui une cible de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) de 30 % sous les niveaux de 2005 d’ici 2030. La cible proposée serait atteinte cinq ans plus tard que celles des États-Unis ; elle est aussi basée sur une comptabilité douteuse sur le rôle des forêts et les changements d’utilisation du territoire; et, elle comprend des crédits de …