Southern US ice storm a harbinger of new normal as the climate changes

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[Ottawa, February 13, 2014]: Joining with leading experts in climate change, Climate Action Network Canada is drawing attention to the implications of climate change for severe weather …

Warsaw climate talks signal missed opportunity amid some small signs for hope

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Warsaw climate talks signal missed opportunity amid some small signs for hope

[Warsaw, Poland. November 23, 2013]: The UN climate negotiations wrapped up in Warsaw today with …

Canada wins ‘Lifetime Unachievement’ Fossil award at Warsaw climate talks

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Canada wins ‘Lifetime Unachievement’ Fossil award at Warsaw climate talks

WARSAW, Poland, November 22, 2013 – Canada was dishonoured with an inauspicious ‘Lifetime Unachievement’ Fossil award this …

Parts of Civil Society Walk out of United Nations Climate Talks in Warsaw

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CONTACT: Christian Holz, local phone: +48 795 665 642, cholz@climateactionnetwork.ca

PARTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY WALK OUT OF UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE TALKS IN WARSAW

Statement by Christian Holz, …

Aglukkaq arrives at Warsaw climate talks empty-handed

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WARSAW, Poland – Environment Minister Leona Agglukaq’s statement at her first UN climate conference today reiterated a federal commitment to offer nothing in the face of mounting …

Canada rewarded with ‘Fossil of Disbelief’ for supporting Australian climate inaction at COP 19

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(WARSAW, Poland) – Canada was awarded a ‘Fossil of Disbelief’ as part of the long-running ‘Fossil of the Day’ awards series at …

Technical briefing on upcoming UN Climate Conference including Q&A (phone webinar) – Thursday Nov. 7 10am

Technical Briefing on upcoming UN climate conference including Q&A (Phone/Webinar)

Thursday, November 7 at 10am

Climate Action Network Canada is pleased to invite media to a webinar-based technical briefing on the annual Conference of …

Government Admits Failure on Steven Harper’s Climate Promise

Government Admits Failure on Steven Harper’s Climate Promise

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Reaction by Climate Action Network Canada’s Executive Director, Christian Holz, to Environment Canada’s release of “Emissions

Response to federal reaction to IPCC report – Climate Action Network Canada

Responding to the Harper governments reaction to today’s IPCC report, Christian Holz, Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada said the following:

“The Harper government’s response to today’s landmark climate …

New IPCC report confirms: no more room for doubt on climate change, now we need urgent action

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New IPCC report confirms: no more room for doubt on climate change, now we need urgent action.

Ottawa – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released …

Le nouveau rapport du GIEC confirme : pas de place au doute sur le changement climatique, il nous faut maintenant une action urgente

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Le nouveau rapport du GIEC confirme : pas de place au doute sur le changement climatique, il nous faut maintenant une action urgente

OTTAWA – Le Groupe …

Experts respond to outcome of UN climate talks in Doha

Rich countries brought little to the table to fulfill their promises in Doha

December 8, 2012

(Doha, Qatar) This year’s UN climate talks wrapped up after many hours …

Civil society interventions – meeting with Minister Kent

Civil society interventions
Meeting with Minister Peter Kent
December 6, 2012
Doha, Qatar

Submitted interventions
John Stone- IPCC scientist

Scientists have been warning governments of the potential threat of climate …

Civil society delivers powerful messages to Minister Kent in Doha

Environment Minister meets for first time with climate focused civil society 

December 6, 2012

(Doha, Qatar) Today, for the first time since taking the position of Environment Minister, …

Canada ranked as worst performer in the developed world on climate change

Canada trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2013 climate change performance index

December 3, 2012

(Doha, Qatar) Canada fell to 58th place out of …

Another fossil for yet another broken promise…

Canada is awarded a Fossil of the Day award in Doha for yet another broken promise….

The text of the award was as follows:

‘Oh Canada. When will you give

Canada singled out on climate finance in Doha with a first place Fossil of the Day

Canada awarded “Fossil of the Day” for holding back on urgent financial support for climate action in poorer countries

November 28, 2012

(Doha, Qatar) Canada was awarded the first place …

Weak Federal Coal Regulations Set Dangerous Precedent

Weak Federal Coal Regulations Set Dangerous Precedent
Failure to present meaningful coal regulations a reminder that government puts polluters ahead of people

 

(Ottawa) Today the federal government …

Creative Accounting, Not Climate Progress Behind Kent’s “Progress” Report

- by Christian Holz, orginally published on rabble.ca

During the press conference that accompanied yesterday’s launch of the 2012 edition of Environment Canada’s “Canada’s Emissions Trends”, Environment Minister …

Pembina reacts to Environment Canada’s 2012 emissions trends report

“The Harper government continues to overstate the federal government’s accomplishments on climate change while understating the scale of challenges remaining.

“After six years in power, the federal government’s policies still …

Response to 2012 Emissions Trend Report – Climate Action Network Canada

Climate Action Network Canada

August 8, 2012

The federal government released today its updated Canada’s Emissions Trends report. Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada, Dr. Christian Holz, has responded …

2011/2012 Annual Report of Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada

Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada is an indispensable part of the Canadian climate change movement, as we make it easier and more effective for Canadian organizations to …

Media Advisory: Clean energy and national energy experts available for comment at Council of the Federation

Where: Halifax, NS

When: July 25-27th, 2012

What: Annual Council of the Federation Meeting

As premiers gather at their annual meeting, energy and natural resources …

Canadian Groups Respond to Canada’s Bad Faith and Blocking Role at Rio+20

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Canadian Groups Respond to Canada’s Bad Faith and Blocking Role at Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro/Ottawa – Following his statement to Canadian and international media and his address …

Canadian Civil Society Responds to Rio+20 Final Text


Highlight lack of ambition and call out Canada as major obstructor at Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Canadian civil society groups issued joint statements in reaction to Canada and …