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Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance could signal the beginning of a transformational shift towards secure, renewable energy

Today’s agreement between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz signals that the way forward for energy security is to accelerate the transition to renewables. After months of discussions focussed on East Coast liquified natural gas (LNG), the visit results in a welcome shift in rhetoric and focus towards green hydrogen. This is the work of tireless mobilizing by land defenders and civil society that pushed for a rapid, clear-sighted and climate-safe response to Europe’s energy needs.

By |2022-10-06T15:14:20-04:00August 23, 2022|Press Release|

Twenty-two climate organizations call for regularization and permanent residence for all migrants

Today, twenty-two climate organizations sent a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser to regularize undocumented people living in Canada and ensure permanent residence for all migrants. In doing so, the climate justice movement in Canada is standing with migrant-led movements.

By |2022-08-29T18:37:08-04:00August 16, 2022|Press Release|

Oil and gas cap is Canada’s chance to reverse emissions trajectory, if done right

Today, Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson released their thinking on how the federal government would cap and decrease oil and gas emissions – a key part of Canada’s strategy to meet its climate goals, given the outsized role the sector plays as the largest contributor to GHG emissions in Canada. As millions of people around the world suffer from climate-induced heatwaves, capping oil and gas sector emissions could be a game-changer for climate action in Canada – if implemented with sufficient rigour and ambition.

By |2022-08-29T18:40:54-04:00July 18, 2022|Press Release|

Civil society groups urge Canada and B.C. to end harassment of land defenders and comply with UN calls to action

Climate Action Network Canada, Amnistie internationale Canada francophone, and fifty-seven other civil society organizations sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan today, calling on them to comply with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and remove police and security forces from the Wet’suwet’en and Secwepemc territories.

By |2022-08-29T18:31:54-04:00June 6, 2022|Press Release|

Climate experts demand Canada push for stronger COP26 decision text

On the final afternoon of COP26, Canadian climate experts called on Canada to push for strengthening the COP26 decision text. The current text is not strong enough to ensure that warming is limited to 1.5°C to create a just, equitable future. Canada must step up to ensure the legacy of COP26 is not creating loopholes for polluters, steamrolling Indigenous rights and ignoring the impacts of extreme weather on developing countries.

By |2022-09-01T17:58:29-04:00November 12, 2021|Press Release|

New research: Canada can double climate ambition for 2030 and reduce energy costs

New research released today by seven environmental organizations shows that Canada can take much more ambitious climate action between now and 2030 while maintaining a thriving economy and reducing energy costs for Canadians. The research, undertaken by renowned energy modellers from EnviroEconomics and Navius, shows that Canada can achieve 60 per cent GHG emission reductions by 2030, with a smart mix of policies and regulations.

By |2022-08-29T18:17:01-04:00April 21, 2021|Press Release|

Federal budget react: Canadian civil society responds

Yesterday’s announcement of the 2021 Federal Budget by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines $100+ billion dollars in new and welcome spending for measures intended to ferry Canada through the remainder of the COVID 19 pandemic, and inject the economy with funding to stimulate and support the national effort to build back better.

By |2022-08-29T18:03:15-04:00April 20, 2021|Press Release|

Climate Action Network Canada Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Carbon Pricing

Today’s ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada on the Government of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) confirms the constitutionality of the federal carbon pricing backstop. This ruling confirms that climate change is a matter of national concern and sets a precedent for the federal government to set nation-wide minimum standards when it comes to climate action.

By |2022-08-29T18:41:29-04:00March 25, 2021|Press Release|
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