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The world is facing a climate emergency. The urgency to act is as clear as crystal.

Five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, Canada now has a second climate plan, a revised and "improved" version of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF). However, Version PCF 2.0—Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan:...
Deep down we know that something is very wrong. We can see that we're not actually making progress, To the contrary, we're falling further behind. Canada is failing to meet one climate target after another. The betrayal behind Canada's...
"On current trends, the probability of staying below 2°C of warming is only 5%, but if all countries meet their nationally determined contributions and continue to reduce emissions at the same rate after 2030, it rises to 26%," tweeted...
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...
In a recent conversation with my colleague Magnus L.H. Haslebo the Co-Founder of the Resistance Group Guerilla and the former Head of Communications for the Danish political party, The Alternative, it became clear that while sociopathic corporations’ greed is destroying the...
Canada and many jurisdictions around the world have committed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or before. But is the setting of climate targets, decades into the future, not just another spin on climate action—an abdication of the climate...
With its Climate Ambition Summit 2020, the United Nations recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Environmental journalist Stephen Leahy (writing in Need to Know) is "happy to report there was a game-changing announcement."...
There has been a flurry of announcements by governments now faced with the realization that their Paris Agreement targets need more ambition if we are to bend the curve on the relentless rise of greenhouse gas emissions. But we...
This is the third of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
The pressure on the financial sector—banks, pension funds, insurance companies—to join the global movement to tackle the climate crisis is mounting. And the number of campaigns, both large and small, to force the financial world to do its share...