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Carbon produced by the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of global warming and climate change.

"Despite Canada’s climate change commitments, the country’s “big five” banks continue to finance and support the expansion of fossil fuel industries," writes Donald Gutstein in a recent report: Fossilized Finance - How Canada's banks still enable oil and gas...
More people die every year from fossil fuel pollution—a problem that receives little attention—than have died from COVID since the outbreak in early 2020. According to new research, 8.7 million died prematurely in 2018—more than 18% of the entire...
"With the world watching, Prime Minister Trudeau had a chance to prove he's serious about facing down the climate emergency. Unfortunately, he blew it," wrote Katie Perfitt from 350.org. in her recent email to members. She was referring to...
A new UN analysis reveals that global emissions dropped by 2.6 billion tonnes in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is close to the level of cuts needed to meet the warming limits set out by...
In a recent press release, highlighting the Creating Clean Prosperity -How Canada Can Reduce Its Emissions and Increase Its Competitiveness report, Michael Bernstein of Clean Prosperity unveiled "a strategy to reduce Canada's greenhouse gas emissions while growing the low-carbon economy of...
Have you ever heard of blue carbon? According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) "blue carbon is simply the term for carbon captured by the world's ocean and coastal ecosystems." It is stored and sequestered in the...
"The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future," says a recent opinion piece in The Guardian. The article highlights an open letter by over 100 economists calling for...
We at the Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada are in the business of creating political will for a livable planet with a laser-focus on carbon pricing, long considered the best tool to reduce carbon emissions. This work must not stop...
The carbon tax is one of the most efficient and effective tools to reduce carbon emissions. It's a way to price pollution, especially carbon dioxide—the leading contributor to global heating and climate change. Pricing pollution is important because it uses...
There are many pathways to clean power. We have the solutions to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. What is missing is not human ingenuity or technology. What is missing is the political will to leap forward....