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 …
MARRAKECH, Morocco (November 16, 2016) – Citizens from global communities experiencing the impacts of climate change called on Canada to reconcile their climate ambition with their plans for energy infrastructure at COP22 today.
Benson Ireri from Christian Aid Africa and Lidy Nacpil from the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice asked Canada to stop approving fossil fuel infrastructure in order to stay within its fair share of the global carbon budget.
“It is a serious concern when we see the …
MARRAKECH, Morocco (November 11, 2016) – In light of the election
of Donald Trump, Canada must be a genuine leader at the international climate negotiations and work to implement every tenet of the Paris Agreement.
At COP21 in Paris, Canada played a critical leadership role in securing a global agreement that seeks to limit the average rise in global temperature to 1.5°C. Countries are now gathering in Marrakech Morocco to get to work implementing the Paris Agreement.
“Meeting the temperature …
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MARRAKECH, Morocco – The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), popularly dubbed “the action COP”, will be critical to the implementation agenda for the historic Paris Agreement.
Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada members are on the ground in Marrakech and available to comment as the first week of negotiations unfold.
Canada has ratified the Paris Agreement, which entered into force November 4th, 2016. In …
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MONTREAL, October 3, 2016 – Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada, reacts to Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement on a pan-Canadian carbon price:
“Today Prime Minster Trudeau showed conviction when it comes to putting a price on carbon across Canada. Carbon pricing is a critical element of a climate plan that sets Canada up do our fair share in the global effort to cut climate pollution.
Carbon pricing is one …
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K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX,NS) June 29, 2016 – Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada, reacts to the joint statement from North American leaders on climate and clean energy made today:
“It is heartening to see climate and clean energy at the core of North American leaders’ conversations today. Cooperation is essential to Canada, the United States, and Mexico cutting pollution as quickly as necessary to protect our most vulnerable communities …
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VANCOUVER – Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada, reacts to the environmental assessment and National Energy Board review processes launched yesterday:
“It is encouraging to see government kickstart the revitalization of Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) process. Canadians deserve a system they can trust to genuinely engage them while credibly reviewing projects that impact their communities using the best available expertise and evidence.
An EA process that takes climate …
Announcing CAN-Rac Canada’s New Executive Director
Concluding an extensive selection process, the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network – Reseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Abreu as its Executive Director.
Catherine joins CAN-Rac with a wealth of campaigning, communications, coordination, fundraising and government relations experience, as well as the proven ability to conceive and execute longer-term strategic visions and to connect with diverse partners and audiences.
Her previous roles within the Canadian …
First Ministers Must Deliver Transformation and Jobs
OTTAWA – First Ministers meet in Vancouver March 3 to launch climate talks aimed at finalizing a plan for Canada to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. As the Prime Minister and Premiers prepare to negotiate a national climate plan and target, our over 100 members representing faith, international development, environmental and labour organizations are looking for leadership.
To demonstrate that Canada is being responsible on climate change, and to build trust …
Doing Canada’s fair share to protect the climate requires keeping oil in the ground
OTTAWA – By saying NO to approving the Keystone XL pipeline U.S. President Barak Obama has helped the world cross an important psychological threshold. Fossil fuel development is no longer inevitable, or socially acceptable because of the risks it imposes on the world and future generations from unbalancing the climate.
“There is no turning back: expanding the oil sands is not inevitable. Canada’s fair share contribution …
Positive signal that Canada will do its fair share on climate change
OTTAWA – The appointments today of Catherine McKenna as Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Stéphane Dion as Minister of International Affairs signal the potential for Canada to take on its fair share in helping solve climate change.
“We welcome today’s appointments of two ministers with such a commitment to social justice and human rights, as well as United Nations and climate change experience,” said Louise Comeau, …
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OTTAWA – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat today released an analysis of the aggregate impact of government pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions for the Paris negotiations (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, INDCs).
The Secretariat analysis shows that government pledges, if implemented, could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions from where they otherwise would be. While these reductions are welcome and would contribute to the global transition to a 100% renewable energy …
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OTTAWA – Québec annonçait aujourd’hui une commission parlementaire pour étudier les options de réduction de la pollution par le carbone, de 35 à 40 pourcent au-dessous des niveaux de 1990 d’ici 2030. Le leadership de la province est certainement bien accueilli, mais il lui faut rectifier le tir afin d’atteindre la cible de zéro pollution par le carbone d’ici 2050 en parvenant à son but cinq ans plus tôt.
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OTTAWA – Québec announced today a parliamentary commission to study options for cutting carbon pollution from 35 to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The province’s climate leadership is welcome, but it needs to get on track to zero carbon pollution by 2050 by hitting its goal five years earlier.
“Canada and the provinces need to spur innovation and job creation by enshrining carbon reduction targets in law and by committing to cuts in …
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.
In 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 …