| COP27 is a moment to reclaim justice.
Rich countries’ fossil fuel addiction, inaction, and delay are causing suffering and losses across the globe, fuelled by colonialism and corporate greed. As countries gather in Sharm el-Sheikh from November 7-17, 2022, Canada must come ready to offer real solidarity to Africa and the Global South and stand up for climate justice and human rights. Global cooperation and accountability from developed nations is imperative in order to build a better world for all.
COP27 is the climate justice and human rights COP: a COP that reflects the reality of the climate crisis, where inaction and delay will lead to losses, damages, and suffering.
We know that addressing losses and damages with urgency means anticipating as much as possible near-term losses and working to prevent future ones. It means accelerating efforts to limit global warming to 1.5° C and aligning our actions with science. It means following the leadership of the people on the frontlines of the energy, food, climate, and social crises. It means fighting the injustices fuelling the climate crisis and the destruction of nature, and exposing the systems that put fossil fuel companies’ interests ahead of people’s lives.
Canada can continue propping up the fatal and unjust status quo – or it can finally step up. We call on Canada to come to COP27 as a partner to Africa and the Global South with an offer built off equity, solidarity, and climate, environmental and energy justice.
Support loss & damage response finance, to aid recovery for communities who bear the least responsibility for the climate crisis but are hardest-hit by its impacts.
Raise ambition, accelerate implementation & increase accountability on national climate goals, which require a rapid and equitable transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.
Come as a partner to Africa and the Global South, ready to deliver on its financial obligations and increase support for adaptation.
Make COP27 a turning point for climate justice and adaptation.
COP27 takes place in a year of devastating climate impacts, as the world grapples with a fossil fuel crisis and its consequences for affordability and food security. It takes place on African soil – an opportunity to ensure that the voices of the people on the front lines of the climate emergency are front and centre.
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COP27 establishes historic fund for loss and damage, led by the collective action of Global South leaders and allies and civil society
For immediate release. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, 20 November 2022: COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh has ended with the historic creation of a United Nations loss and damage fund, directly tackling the consequences of climate inaction >>>>
Canada must join vulnerable nations fighting for a loss and damage fund, fossil fuel phase-out, 1.5, adaptation and nature in COP27 cover decision
For immediate release.SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, 17 November 2022:With only one day left before COP27 is scheduled to end, at the crunchiest time of the UN negotiations, Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac) >>>>
New analysis: Canada’s climate finance falls far short of obligations despite recent progress
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, 14 November 2022: As COP27 negotiations heat up over the critical funding gaps for mitigation, adaptation, and loss and damage, new analysis shows major transformation in Canada’s climate finance approach in recent >>>>
COP27: Quebec needs to catch up in the fight against the climate crisis
For immediate release. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, 4 November 2022 : A few days before COP27 opens in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Quebec civil society groups are urging François Legault's government to catch up as it >>>>
Climate finance progress report improves on transparency, reveals sluggishness of rich countries’ progress in meeting obligations
For immediate release. Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA], 28 October 2022: Today’s Delivery Plan Progress Report released by Canada and Germany exposes the disparities in developed countries’ climate finance efforts. The progress report creates an opportunity to >>>>