Oppose this unnecessary pipeline and demand real climate action

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June 18, 2019 – Ottawa Friends of the Earth Canada regrets the federal government’s decision to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. It is inconsistent with Canada’s climate action goals. This pipeline threatens the welfare of future generations. “It’s clear this decision is about politics and the power of the oil industry not about what’s good

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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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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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Province-wide bee protection campaign launched – Friends of the Earth calls on city folks to “Let It Bee”

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May 5, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario)  In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth, with the support of Ontario Power Generation, is launching its “Let It Bee” campaign. More than two-thirds of the food crops we depend on benefit from pollination by native bees, honey bees and other pollinators. “Let

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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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Friends of the Earth Canada reaction to U.S. Canada joint statement on Climate, Energy and Arctic Leadership

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(Ottawa, ON   March 10, 2016)   The U.S.-Canada joint statement contains some encouraging elements that can form the basis of bilateral action on climate change by the two countries. It is an important positive step forward but its spirit can be undermined by positions in on-going negotiations and the limited scale of global contributions needed from

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Paris Climate Agreement Signals End for Fossil Fuels: Not fast enough; not fair enough

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Yes, its historic. The Paris Agreement signals the use of fossil fuels must end. But, people and their communities will have to show leadership and take necessary action to keep fossil fuels in the ground.   Because developed countries have pushed through an agreement that is not fast enough nor fair enough. The much-publicized reference to

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Reflecting on The Paris Climate Agreement Makes Me Glad, Sad and Mad

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Considering the contents of the Paris Agreement triggers mixed emotions.  I’m glad, sad and mad all at the same time.  Glad that 195 countries could reach an agreement that signals the end of our use of fossil fuels and commits them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  And, I’m glad that Canada has moved from obstruction

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