NEWS, MEDIA & INFORMATION
Check out press releases and appearances in the media.
March 25, 2022
Eighty-six civil society and grassroots organizations sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today, calling on him to impose a windfall tax on soaring oil and gas profits and to stand firm and redouble efforts on climate action in the face of profiteering attempts from the fossil fuel lobby.
March 22, 2022
Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada welcomes today’s announcement that the Liberal Party and New Democratic Party will work together under a supply and confidence agreement until 2025, and urges them to use this opportunity to secure a livable future.
March 3, 2022
We express our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and decry efforts by the oil and gas industry to deepen dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate climate chaos. In the face of converging crises, energy security is not possible without an energy transition.
February 28, 2022
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s new report on climate impacts and adaptation confirms the only way to avoid unprecedented suffering is to prioritize climate justice. The report also demonstrates that deep, fast cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are essential to prevent exponentially increasing impacts and keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.
February 17, 2022
Canadian civil society organizations welcome the creation of the Partnering for Climate initiative, announced today by International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan.
December 9, 2021
The Canada Energy Regulator’s Energy Future 2021 scenarios are setting Canada up for climate failure, say civil society groups. The report, released today, includes scenarios for energy supply and demand under “Current Policies” and under “Evolving Policies” – but neither is aligned with Canada’s climate obligations, including its own emission reductions targets.
November 23, 2021
Today’s Speech from the Throne recognized the overlapping threats facing the country in health, climate, the economy and in the state of relationships with Indigenous Peoples, but failed to present a coherent emergency response to these interconnected crises. Climate change is a threat amplifier; the way forward requires a whole-of-government approach that prioritizes resilience and solidarity.
November 13, 2021
Despite the escalating calls around the world for urgent action and justice, COP26 has delivered only tentative and incremental progress. Those most affected by climate impacts – including Indigenous Peoples and people from the Global South, especially youth and women – are leading the way fighting for a livable future. As the conference ends, people back home will be watching to see how their governments address the ongoing disconnect between the incremental steps we have seen over the past two weeks and the urgent needs of climate justice.
November 12, 2021
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.
November 10, 2021
Current proposals for the overarching decision text on COP26 fall far short of what science and justice require, warned Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada in a series of recommendations sent today to Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.
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