Catherine Gauthier (executive director of Environment Jeunesse) is fed up with PM Justin Trudeau's bold promises on the climate while simultaneously supporting tarsands/oilsands projects and pipelines which continue to grow Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. She heads a group which...
In The Big Stall, author Donald Gutstein shows how Big Oil owns the Paris Agreement. Quoting ecological economist Clive Spash, Gutstein points out that what came out of the Paris talks at COP21 "is a fantasy which lacks any...
In the recent federal election, Canadians sent a powerful message to Prime Minister Trudeau and his governing Liberal party about the inadequacy of Canada's climate action plan—Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change. The message was loud. And...
We at the Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada are in the business of creating political will for a livable planet with a laser-focus on carbon pricing, long considered the best tool to reduce carbon emissions. This work must not stop...
Eco-anxiety is very real. There is a clear link between climate change and mental health. A 2017 report by the American Psychological Association outlines these links and also provides a series of tips and strategies to support individuals and...
The September 20 to 27 worldwide climate week is a dream-come-true, a fairytale of sorts, a week which is tailor-made for climate activists. Just a year ago, who could have imagined that newcomers like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
What does a speeding freight train have in common with GHGs -- greenhouse gas emissions? Three things. First: they are both out of control. Second: unless we can put the brakes on, it doesn’t end well. Third: the eventual...
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over anytime soon. Globally, the number of cases continues to rise dramatically. And even in countries which have brought COVID under control, new spikes in cases show just how fragile any post-lockdown situation can...
During the election campaign, all parties—with the exception of the Conservatives—promised many new climate change measures, including legally binding targets that get Canada to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Exit polls showed that Canadians want and expect a more...
On June 17, Canada declared a #climateemergency. Considered as a symbolic move by the Liberal government ahead of a fall election, the declaration at first gathered little momentum. But what a difference a few months make. Close to a...