Ottawa Round of Secret NAFTA Negotiations Threatens Climate Regulation

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September 27, 2017 (Ottawa) – The third round of secret negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) draws to a close on Wednesday, September 27. As the negotiations move forward, the talks continue to threaten the capacity of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to issue and implement effective regulations to address

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It’s Time for Government to Invest in Nature, say 19 National Environmental Organizations

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OTTAWA, ON (September 20, 2017) – Nineteen leading Canadian environmental and conservation organizations delivered a clear message to the federal government this week: “The time has come for serious federal investment in Canada’s ecosystems and species, which are central to Canadians’ well-being and prosperity.” Within their newly-released annual budgetary recommendations to the federal government, members

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Clean Fuel – climate solution or environmental disaster?

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Ottawa, February 24 – Friends of the Earth Canada is raising serious questions about the environmental implications of the proposed federal “Clean Fuel Standard”.  In a discussion paper the group released today, they identify significant gaps in the scientific knowledge needed before deciding to increase the amount of biofuel produced in Canada. “Greenhouse gas reductions

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Thank you for helping to stop climate change denial at the CPP

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We took a big step in a new direction in 2016 when we decided to redirect the Canada Pension Plan’s $300 billion fund away from climate change inducing investments. Winning this campaign could be the single most important advance in Canada’s fight against climate change. Your contribution can help make it happen. With your voice,

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Statement: Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

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Ottawa, December 9th, 2016 The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change announced today is an historic step in the fight to combat climate change. All Canadians should rejoice in finally coming together on the most critical issue of our time. Yes, the framework has flaws and fossil fuels will continue to dominate the

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Money Hidden in Tax Havens Can Power Half the World with 100% Renewable Energy

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Time for G20 to act (Friends of the Earth International – Press Release, Amsterdam – 2 Sept. 2016)  Globally every year up to $600 billion dollars of government tax revenue is lost through tax avoidance alone 1. In a new report, launched today, Friends of the Earth International calculates that government revenue lost to tax

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A Fix for the Climate Polluting Canada Pension Plan

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June 1, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Canada’s largest public investor, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), with $278.9 billion in assets, to stop investing in climate polluting fossil fuels and bring its investment policies in line with Canada’s commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C of warming. Canadians

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Don’t count on the Paris Agreement to stop climate change

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(Ottawa, ON, April 22, 2016) Today, Prime Minister Trudeau and representatives of over 130 nations are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change bringing them one step closer to reducing emissions that cause climate change. Nations including Canada will then ratify the agreement in the coming months. Countries agree to limit the rise

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