The pressure on the financial sector—banks, pension funds, insurance companies—to join the global movement to tackle the climate crisis is mounting. And the number of campaigns, both large and small, to force the financial world to do its share...
Canada's recent net-zero legislation (Bill C-12) fails once again to meet the scale of the climate threat Canadians and the world are up against. It is not the transformative piece of legislation that the Liberals promised and that Canadians...
The mass production and consumption of plastics has created perhaps the biggest environmental crisis in human history. To solve the plastic problem we need to start producing and using alternative non-plastic products. And of course we can also recycle,...
This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
"To prevent extinction, banks have to stop funding it." — Portfolio Earth That's according to Bankrolling Extinction, a new report published Wednesday by Portfolio Earth, an initiative seeking to challenge the financial industry's role in ecological devastation. The report shows Big Banks lent...
Climate change aggravates the difficulties already faced by Indigenous communities in all regions of Canada particularly in the Arctic and Subarctic where they experience the direct and local impacts of a warming planet. The difficulties are many: economic and...
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...
Did you know that the money you've set aside for tomorrow and for the future of your children and grandchildren is being used to finance the climate crisis that is already destroying their very future? Did you know that one...
(This post was first published October 11, 2019. It is now updated and republished September 9, 2020.) After decades of ongoing climate talks, in December of 2015, some 195 countries approved the Paris Agreement, the first ever global climate accord...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Ministers are meeting soon to decide what the pandemic recovery will look like. Their decisions will shape Canada for decades to come. We need to build back better by tackling economic inequality and...