Canada

17/12/15
Author: 
350.org

Friends,

Last weekend, Canada signed onto a global climate agreement that ushered in a new chapter for this global movement. We are at a potential turning point away from fossil fuels -- but only if Canada keeps its promises, increases ambition, and comes up with a plan to keep fossil fuels, starting with the tar sands, in the ground.

15/12/15

[Web page editor's note: See the links to the positions of various labour bodies in the second half of this article.]

Canadian Government Actions Around COP21

13/12/15
Author: 
anonymous
Line 9 Shutdown

After a years-long, hard-fought campaign against Line 9, which employed a diversity of tactics, from lobbying to legal battles to direct action, Line 9 transported crude to a refinery in Montreal on December 3, 2015.

On December 7, we shut it down. Literally. Most media reported that Enbridge shut down Line 9 as a “precautionary measure”, but we know better. We closed the valve manually. This is historic: to our
knowledge, this is the first time that activists have manually shut down a pipeline. Who would have thought that it be so simple?

12/12/15
Author: 
Canadian Youth Delegation

As we finished sending this Daily, the Paris Agreement was adopted. This is our update from yesterday, but we promise more soon from this last day of negotiations! You can follow along live here.

 

11/12/15
Author: 
Laura Cameron, Sam Quigley - richochet media
Photo: Emma Cassidy, Survival Media Agency

On Sunday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that Canada would support over 50 small island states and vulnerable nations calling for a new limit of 1.5C of warming to be enshrined in the Paris climate agreement.

11/12/15
Author: 
Laura Cameron, Sam Quigley
Photo: Emma Cassidy, Survival Media Agency

If the Liberals are serious about their “ambitious” climate goals, Energy East is dead.

On Sunday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that Canada would support over 50 small island states and vulnerable nations calling for a new limit of 1.5C of warming to be enshrined in the Paris climate agreement.

11/12/15
Author: 
Canadian Youth Delegation

Highlights from Thursday, December 10 - COP21 in Paris

• New Text Released!
• Atiya f*%king lays it down in the Canadian Stakeholder Meeting
• Loss & Damage Media Availability
• “Canada Is Back!” … winning Fossil Awards


New Text = Same as the Old Text, Except Weaker

11/12/15
Author: 
Mychaylo Prystupa
Fossil of the Day award was handed Thursday in Paris to a group of countries including Canada for not having more ambition towards 2020 targets. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

Despite the Trudeau government shedding much of its tarnished reputation as a global climate negotiations laggard, Canada won its second "Fossil of the Day Award" at the COP21 Paris climate talks.

10/12/15
Author: 
Theresa McManus
Port Metro Vancouver has approved a permit that would allow Fraser Surrey Docks to operate a coal transfer facility on the Fraser River. Coal would travel from the United States to Canada by train, and loaded onto ocean going vessels at the terminal across from Westminster Quay and Queensborough.   Photograph By File photo

While world leaders were meeting in Paris to tackle climate change, Port Metro Vancouver approved Fraser Surrey Docks’ application for a thermal coal facility on the shores of the Fraser River.

Fraser Surrey Docks applied to Port Metro Vancouver to amend its existing permit to build and operate a direct transfer coal facility, where coal would be loaded onto ocean-going vessels and shipped to Asia. The site is located across the river from Westminster Quay and Queensborough.

10/12/15
Author: 
Canadian Youth Delegation

Highlights from Wednesday, December 9 - COP21 in Paris:

• There’s a new draft for the agreement!
• Now that Canada has committed to 1.5C, we celebrate the retirement of fossil fuels!
• Canada is back... on the Fossil of the Day stage
• Have you signed our petition yet? 

 

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