OTTAWA (December 20, 2016) – True to the spirit of the season, the Canadian and United States governments have delivered an exciting package of commitments to Arctic sustainability today. Foremost of these is designating Arctic waters indefinitely off-limits to future offshore oil and gas licensing. The Arctic is central to the lives of Indigenous communities that call it home and essential to the livelihood of the entire planet. Climate Action Network – Réseau action climate (CAN-Rac) Canada is thrilled to …
- A genuinely comprehensive Framework
- References to increasing ambition in line with Paris commitments: 2
- All the hooks we need to move forward on developing a robust Canadian accountability mechanism
- “As we implement this Framework, we will move forward on respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples, with robust, meaningful engagement drawing on the Traditional Knowledge […] We acknowledge and thank Indigenous Peoples across Canada for their climate leadership long before the Paris Agreement and for being active drivers of positive
OTTAWA (December 9, 2016) – Today, First Ministers released the much-anticipated Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth.
In response Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada issued the following statements from its Executive Director, Catherine Abreu, and from CAN-Rac members:
“Today establishes a new normal for Canada on the issue of climate change. For the first time, we have a framework that brings the federal government, most provincial and territorial governments, and major sectors of our …
CAN-Rac Canada’s Executive Director Catherine Abreu issued the following statement as UN climate negotiations came to a close in Marrakech
MARRAKECH, Morocco (November 18, 2016) – “The spirit of togetherness that made the Paris Agreement possible was alive this week in Marrakech, and it will become more important than ever in the coming months. It was encouraging to see so many countries make commitments that confirmed the global momentum to confront climate change, implement the Paris Agreement, and set a …
Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) reacts to Canada’s release of mid-century decarbonization strategies at COP22
MARRAKECH, Morocco (November 18, 2016) – The government of Canada released an initial draft of their long-term strategy to decarbonize by 2050 today. This plan outlines priority pathways including replacing fossil fuel energy with renewable energy, modernizing the electricity grid, facilitating the movement of electricity between provinces and states, and avoiding stranded assets.
In response, CAN-Rac Executive Director Catherine Abreu issued the …