"The world is spending over $1.8 trillion a year, equivalent to 2% of global GDP, on subsidies that are driving the destruction of ecosystems and species extinction," finds a recent study commissioned by Business for Nature and The B...
"Canadian banks, insurance companies and asset managers have pumped millions into Russian-owned oil and gas companies that have flowed into the petrostate’s war chest," wrote the National Observer in a recent article. Dependence on Fossil Fuels is Dangerous The world's addiction...
"Humans are adapting to climate change, but it’s not even close to enough — and what little is being done becomes less effective as temperatures rise," writes Huffington Post.  Adaptation has its limits, both hard—no adaptive actions possible—and soft—options...
Seventy-eight Public Interest Groups are calling on Canada’s biggest banks to drop investments in nuclear power, including so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) from their fossil-free and ESG* investment portfolios. A letter sent to the banks emphasizes that nuclear power...
The 2018 IPCC Report stated emphatically that coal-fired power production worldwide must be reduced by 78% by 2030 to keep the world on a 1.5°C pathway. The more recent IEA NetZero by 2050 report confirms that no new coal...
"The political will for painful choices is evaporating fast...turns out the world was right to be skeptical,” Bloomberg writes about expectations coming out of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit. (The following post by Mitchell Beer was previously published in The...
In October of 2020, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT). Then in 2021, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Bonn, Glasgow, Dhulikhel in Nepal, 7 cities in Costa Rica and...
You don't need to be a scientist or climatologist to know something is not right. You just need to look out your window or look up. And yet, millions still won't see the warning signs. Why is climate denial...
We Canadians have the dubious honour of being a world leader in financing fossil fuels and  the worst offender of all G20 nations. Just prior to the COP26 summit, a new report – Past Last Call: G20 public finance...
We need to tackle two major crises at the same time. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, the even deeper emergency of climate change is starting to overshadow COVID-19. While the speed of transmission and breadth...