“Climate change is a challenge that demands ambition…but ambition needs to be matched with action and accountability,” commented CBC News after Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s new commitment to reduce emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 during...
"The action needed is still nowhere in sight...We are speeding in the wrong direction" said Greta Thunberg in a video shared with Guardian News just before the recent UN Climate Ambition Summit during which world leaders were asked to...
Millions of people around the world will remember 2020 as the year that two major crises intersected bringing us to the stark realization that our future will be changed forever. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding climate crisis...
The Paris Agreement is now five years old. And there's only one decade left for the signatories of the accord to achieve their 2030 emissions targets—Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The economics of climate change (previously published in Yale Climate...
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...
Climate justice has evolved from the idea that the responsibility for climate change should lie with the world's worst climate offenders—the wealthy and the powerful. And yet the poorest and the most vulnerable are disproportionally impacted by global warming. (This...
According to the Banking On Climate Chaos 2021 report, between 2016 and 2020, (since the Paris Agreement), the world's 60 largest banks financed fossil fuels to the tune of USD 3.8 trillion. Another recent report, Fossil Assets: the New...
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...
Did you know that there are roughly 7.5 million grandparents living in Canada? And many, like Lorraine Green (and myself), have become climate activists, deeply concerned about the legacy we will leave our grandchildren. We know that we're in...
The world needs every weapon in its climate arsenal to tackle the unprecedented existential threat of climate change. Oil Change International (along with an impressive list of collaborators) has just released a report that shows how central banks are...