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 |2022-08-29T18:38:41+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 6, 2022|Press Release|

Budget 2022 reveals Canada’s inadequate response to global crises and fossil fuel dependence

Today’s federal budget presented by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland exposes Canada’s inadequate and incremental response to current global crises, and reveals that the federal government continues to prioritize risky techno-fixes over investing in a Just Transition and the real emissions cuts that are the only sure way to stave off climate catastrophe.

By |2022-08-29T17:49:33+00:00April 7, 2022|Press Release|
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