On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that climate change is real and poses a great threat to humanity’s future. We must cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by one-half every decade going forward to address the...
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...
Over 90 groups are urging Mark Carney—in a letter published worldwide—to do all he can to "raise the bar on climate action from the finance sector that leads to a reduction in financed emissions at the pace that the...
It's been said that all we ever know for sure about the future is that it comes next. But sometimes the choice one makes can lead to a predictable outcome. In this 2021 federal election, the farther right you...
Last year was supposed to be a pivotal year for climate. It was the year for COP26 which would mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Indeed, 2020 followed a year where climate change had been propelled onto newspaper...
Do you sometimes get a creeping sense that hope has seen better days? Our future seems so unpredictable and so threatening. This is precisely the time when we need for hope to flourish. "It is then in making hope practical,...
"It’s not possible to frame either climate change or COVID-19 as crises that somehow stand alone or are separate from existing, overlapping layers of systemic problems...In this sense, the term “syndemic” is instructive because it can provide lessons for...
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."...
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:...
To reach Paris goals will require a full-out transformation of the global economy. It will demand that we make both individual and collective lifestyle changes. "The Earth is outside its comfort zone, so it's time we step outside of...