Canada's climate talk versus climate action picture is not a pretty sight. In 2015—Paris Round 1—Canada pledged the weakest emissions reduction targets, "only a 15 percent reduction after 40 years,' writes Barry Saxifrage in his latest piece in National...
Fossil Banks No Thanks is the slogan—rallying cry—for a national action day targeting Canada's five Big Banks for their role in financing the climate crisis. The event, scheduled on Friday, January 29, will expose RBC as the worst Canadian...
Thousands of Canadians witnessed the first #FossilBanksNoThanks national action day (this past Friday) exposing the ugly truth that Canada's Big Five banks—RBC, TD, BMO, CIBC, Scotia—are financing the climate crisis. For many, it was a wake-up call. Finding out—for...
The 2021 Banking on Climate Chaos report is the most comprehensive analysis on fossil fuel banking produced to date. Since the Paris agreement in 2016 the Big 5 Canadian banks have funded over $700 billion in fossil fuel projects...
On March 19th, youth globally and across Canada are taking action telling the world "no more empty promises". They're calling on governments, pillars of the fossil fuel industry, banks, and insurance companies to #ActOnYourPromises and #NoMoreEmptyPromises. (The materials for this...
Below2C is a proud We Don't Have Time partner to the  Exponential Climate Action Summit - Financing the Race to Zero virtual event on April 22, Earth Day 2021. Finance is about to undergo a major transformation in the next...
This year's Earth Day (on April 22) will again see more than 1 billion people participating in activities around the world to draw attention to the urgency of the climate crisis and environmental degradation and the need for immediate...
"Polluting industries are overwhelmingly represented on the boards of the UK’s banks by directors with past and current connections to high-carbon and environmentally damaging companies," reports a new DeSmog analysis "prompting concerns that the boards’ personnel pose a systemic...
Last week, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces—more specifically Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta—that challenged the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas...