As COP23 winds down, delegates have repeatedly heard arguments that more ambition is required to put the 2015 Paris Agreement into action. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, while referring to the $825 billion invested in fossil fuels in 2016,...
Countries like Canada which claim to be climate leaders cannot avoid planning for a managed decline of fossil fuels. But Canada is doing just the opposite by allowing for the ongoing expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and production. We at...
As COP23 (Conference of the Parties) begins its two weeks of meetings in Bonn, key indicators of climate change continue unabated. Two years after the landmark Paris Agreement, the world's nations are now focusing on working out the technical...
Fossil fuel megaprojects -- pipelines, terminals, plants -- are quickly disappearing from Canada's energy landscape. Less than a year ago (November of 2016), the federal government rejected the Northern Gateway plan. This was followed by the cancellation of the massive Liquid...
From October 21-24, 2017, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Canada members will be in Ottawa lobbying their MPs and Senators. We will present 5 simple steps to improve Canada’s carbon pricing policy. Below2°C's Ken Johnson and Rolly Montpellier will be...
We are pleased to welcome Kirsten Stade as a contributor to Below2C. She is an environmental activist, writer and organizer for a US-based nonprofit. In this first article, Kirsten makes the assertion that population control is one of the low-hanging fruits of...
Andrea Harden-Donahue is the Energy and Climate Justice campaigner for The Council of Canadians. She's also a blogger for the Council. In her recent article centering on climate activism and trade agreements, (reproduced in Below2C with permission) she lists 5 reasons...
Prime Minister Trudeau is finding out just how difficult it is to navigate his pro-pipeline fossil fuel agenda during an era of climate change. The fact that climate-warping mega projects such as the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines...
In a recent interview with CBC's Wendy Mesley, Naomi Klein (author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything) accuses Prime Minister Trudeau of only pretending to care about climate change. The debate about whether Trudeau is a climate warrior or...
Mohan Kumar is a climate advocate colleague. We have been members of the same local organizations in Ottawa such as Citizens' Climate Lobby and 350.Org Ottawa. Mohan was also the principal driver behind the Price Carbon Now campaign for broad,...