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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...
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...
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...
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...
"Ranked among the worst-performing countries in CCPI 2020, Canada fell another three spots in this year’s index, to 58th," reports the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index. "Despite positive rhetoric from Canadian leaders, experts cite substantial discrepancies between the goals...
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...
In A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, author Seth Klein points out—in chapter 2 of his book—that what we're up against is a new climate denialism in Canada. Excerpts are featured (with permission) in this piece. The...
According to Fair Vote Canada, a  September 2020 Leger poll showed that 95% of British Columbians want an electoral system that encourages parties to work together more in the public interest. And a full 87% believe that improving our...
The climate clock is ticking—getting closer and closer to midnight. We need an all-hands-on-deck strategy to tackle climate change and avert the catastrophic consequences of a warming planet. The corporate sector is part of the solution and governments must...
Canada has missed every emissions reduction target it has ever set. The climate politics of the last three decades—politics as usual—just hasn't worked. Canadians are less Paris-compliant today than when the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015. But there...