Climate Change


For the future of the world’s economies and the people who live in them, climate change can no longer be ignored—and investors may have a role to play.


Primary author Mitchell Beer
oil refinery - skeeze / Pixabay

OCTOBER 9, 2020

A top communications and government relations firm led by long-time Conservative Party strategist Jaime Watt developed a confidential plan to undercut support for the federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) by convincing Canadians that “fighting climate change is a losing battle,” according to leaked documents released this week by Greenpeace Canada.

First Nations Leaders
Please watch and share this important message from Sleydo (Molly Wickam) on the current state of the struggle. 

Callout for long term supporters on the ground.
Seth Klein
Ecosocialism or Barbarism - Photo via Stephen Melkisethian.

Oct. 8, 2020

We can’t ask people to separate their fears about the climate crisis from the other economic pressures and systemic crises they face.

There is a common argument made against linking the need for climate action with inequality and social justice issues, which goes: “Getting society off fossil fuels is challenging enough. So why make the task even more difficult by requiring our transition plans to rectify the other injustices of the world?” 

Alastair Sharp
Emma-Jane Burian is seen with the former leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, in September 2019. Photo by Matt Watson

October 6th 2020

Annamie Paul wasn’t Allie Rougeot’s first choice to become leader of the federal Greens, but the young Toronto climate striker is hoping the movement will have her ear regardless.

Patrick DeRochie & Adam Scott
Recent analyses of CPP’s investments in oil, gas and coal raise red flags about the fund’s alignment with Canada’s climate commitments and mandate to invest in the best interests of Canadians. Photo by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Last month, Mark Machin, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), wrote that climate change is the crisis beyond COVID-19 that we can’t afford to ignore, stating that “the full effects will depend on the actions we take now and in the future.”

We strongly agree.

Seth Klein
Wildfire smoke reached Coquitlam, BC last month. Intensifying wildfires are just one indication that we, like the rest of the planet, aren’t doing enough to stop climate change. Photo by Joshua Berson.

Oct. 2, 2020

The urgent response to the pandemic has shown us we can do it. We can’t dither another minute.

All of us who heed the warnings of climate scientists are increasingly alarmed as we stare at the harrowing gap between what the science says is necessary and what our politics seems prepared to entertain. Despite decades of calls to action, our greenhouse gas emissions are not on a path to stave off a horrific future for our children and future generations.

Aman Azhar
Rebels from Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) set off smoke flares and dumped ash outside CNN’s DC offices on Friday, September 18, in protest at news outlet's coverage of the wildfire crisis. Credit: Gabe Cowan (XRDC)

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

The views of large businesses and opponents of climate action are given outsized coverage to sway climate debate.

For nearly three decades, mainstream American news outlets duped the public on climate change by publishing significantly more news stories that denied climate science compared to those that said it was occurring, according to a recent study.

Susan Ram
COVID-19 and Class Struggle in France

September 29, 2020

How are French workers responding to the multiple challenges posed by a resurgent COVID-19, a neoliberal government incapable of getting to grips with the crisis, and the limitations imposed by the public health emergency on traditional forms of mass protest?


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