The City of New York began its fight against the fossil fuel industry in the early days of 2018 with the blockbuster announcement that it would divest $5 billion of the city’s pension funds from fossil fuels and sue oil...
September is back to school for students. But this year, it's also back to #climatestrikes for many students who have taken a break from striking for climate on Fridays during their summer vacation. The Fridays for Future phenomenon—a movement...
In his recent Opinion piece in the Tyee, Mitchell Anderson sums us Premier Jason Kenney's vision to return the Oilsands to their glory days as the beginning of a grim environmental endgame. "As the rest of the planet strives to...
Canada’s Parliament has passed a “non-binding” motion declaring a climate emergency. By doing so, our Members of Parliament recognize that “climate change is a real and urgent crisis driven by human activity.” The motion is intended to “declare that...
Climate change is rising to the very top of the political agenda both in Canada and the United States as each country enters its next election cycle—Canada in October 2019 and the US in November 2020. Starting in October,...
In a few days, Ontarians will be going to the polls to elect their next government. And following a trend started by the Liberal Party in the last federal election (October 2015), climate-related issues have been an important component...
Over 50 citizens from across Canada will lobby for a liveable world on Parliament Hill October 13-16. This year's lobbying of elected officials by Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada (CCL) volunteers takes on a heightened sense of urgency. The United...
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...
A recent Angus Reid poll (in August) shows that climate change and the environment are amongst the top issues facing voters in Canada's upcoming federal election. And this September as students return to school and climate strikes resume across...
After decades of ongoing climate talks, in December of 2015, some 195 countries approved the Paris Agreement, the first ever global climate accord . The call was for an all-hands-on-deck approach—governments at all levels, individuals, private industry, and the big...