Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change

Citizens for Public JusticeTuesday, October 25th, 2011At an historic meeting in Ottawa on October 23rd and 24th, some 30 faith communities of Canada met on Parliament Hill and discussed the urgent need for ecological justice, especially with regards to the climate change crisis. CPJ helped organize these meetings and the CPJ Board chair, Mark Huyser-Wierenga of Edmonton, is a signatory.This “Canadian ... [click title to continue]

Canada needs system change not climate change

What does it mean where the rubber hits the road?By Eric DohertyStraight.comOctober 11, 2011The slogan “System change not climate change” is well known in Europe, and is becoming a central rallying cry in the growing global movement for climate justice. But to many people in North America, it is still an unfamiliar and even threatening slogan. So what does “system change” mean where the rubber ... [click title to continue]

Climate change cost to Canada pegged at billions, new research shows

By Heather ScoffieldThe Canadian PressSeptember 29, 2011Read report HERE.Climate change will cost Canada and its people about $5 billion a year by 2020, a groundbreaking analysis for the federal government warns.Costs will continue to climb steeply, to between $21 billion and $43 billion a year by the 2050s — depending on how much action is taken on reducing global greenhouse-gas emissions and how ... [click title to continue]

The System Change Not Climate Change Project

Council of CanadiansSystem Change Not Climate Change is a multi-media tool for climate justice organized by the Council of Canadians’ Climate Justice for People and the Planet campaign. The popular slogan: “system change not climate change” has become central to a growing and vibrant global movement for climate justice. But what does “system change” mean? And what does it have to do with ... [click title to continue]

System Change: Naomi Klein from Council of Canadians

Council of CanadiansSeptember 7, 2011Nothing Exposes the Failures of Our Economic System More than Climate Change, which is not merely an isolated, separate environmental issue, for the effects of climate change are in fact the direct result of our market based model of economic growth and all its various capitalist strategies for profit and exploitation including the most damaging - because transportation ... [click title to continue]

Proposed coal plant avoids crucial emissions regs

Maxim Power Corp. receives final approval for a new coal fired plant and effectively a 45-year free pass to pollute. NUPGE NewsOttawa (12 August 2011) – More than 40 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada have signed a letter calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to protect the integrity of Canada’s forthcoming coal regulations by ensuring that this proposed new ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s Climate Change Policies a Sham – Report

Linton NightingaleClimate Action3 August 2011The effectiveness of climate change policies put forward by the Canadian government has been wildly overestimated, according to a government-appointed think tank.The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), responsible for the analysis of governmental climate change policies, published their analytical response last week and in the ... [click title to continue]

Bureaucrats urged Kent to take global warming seriously

By Mike De SouzaPostmedia NewsAugust 1, 2011 “Climate change is the most serious environmental issue facing the world today and carries with it significant impacts on human health and safety, the economy, natural resources, and ecosystems in Canada and throughout the world,” say the briefing notes, which were prepared for Environment Minister Peter Kent. Peter Kent OTTAWA — Global warming is ... [click title to continue]

Groups urge provincial governments to clarify outcome of ministers meeting and support clean energy

Climate Action Network CanadaJuly 20, 2011(Ottawa) As premiers gather today at the annual Council of the Federation meeting, leading non-governmental groups from across the country are calling on provinces to clarify their support for the Kananaskis energy minister’s national energy plan. This plan included using a scenario for energy demand that would spur catastrophic levels of global warming as ... [click title to continue]