COP27 outcome: Loss and Damage fund established in historic first step, but other outcomes perilously weak

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  A historic breakthrough in deadlocked COP27 talks means a Loss and Damage fund to compensate developing countries for the irreversible impacts of climate change has been established, despite consistent efforts by the US and other developed countries to derail it. This fund was one of the key demands of developing countries, and it is

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First ever climate Charter case to be heard by a Canadian court

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Friends of the Earth Canada has won standing in a historic climate change court challenge. The case known as Mathur et. al. v. Her Majesty in Right of Ontario is the first ever climate Charter case heard by a Canadian court. Seven young people are demanding that Ontario take real action on climate change and

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Stop the ratification of CETA! A joint statement by German and Canadian civil society groups

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On the occasion of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Canada, and ahead of the announced ratification of the EU–Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) by the German parliament, we Canadian and German civil society organisations express our continued opposition to CETA, which protects corporate interests at the expense of climate, environmental and social

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FOE to intervene in a historic youth-led climate challenge against the Ontario government

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Friends of the Earth has been granted intervener status in a historic youth-led climate challenge against the Ontario government. Titled Mathur et. al., the youth applicants allege that the Government of Ontario’s weakening of climate targets will lead to widespread illness and death, and violates Ontarians’ Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the

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Environmental, Indigenous and parent groups to intervene in landmark climate lawsuit led by Ontario youth

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 28, 2022 Toronto, Ont./ Traditional territories of several First Nations including the Williams Treaties First Nations, Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – Indigenous Climate Action, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the Assembly of First Nations, Friends of the Earth, Canadian

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Leave plastic where it belongs – in the tar sands (Beatrice Olivastri in The Georgia Straight)

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By Beatrice Olivastri in The Georgia Straight  |  January 21, 2022 Canada has just delivered its draft regulations to ban single-use plastics. That’s something to celebrate. Scientists have identified six plastic products most commonly found in Canadian litter: plastic checkout bags, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, straws, and food-service ware made from problematic plastics. Many

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Leave raw material for plastic where it belongs — in the ground (Beatrice Olivastri in The Star)

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By Beatrice Olivastri in The Toronto Star  |  January 17, 2022 Canada’s draft regulations banning single-use plastics are worth celebrating. But a loophole would allow manufacturing for export to continue. In December, Canada delivered draft regulations to ban single-use plastics. That’s something to celebrate. Scientists have identified six plastic products most commonly found in Canadian litter:

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Historic victory: judge forces Shell to drastically reduce CO2 emissions

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May 26, 2021 (Ottawa) – For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations1 the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must

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Do you know your bees? Researchers find Canadians lack bee knowledge

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TORONTO, October 28, 2020 – How well do you know your bees? York University researchers have found bee knowledge in Canada lacking with about half of those surveyed thinking honey bees are wild and native to Canada. They’re not. They were brought over from Europe and are managed by beekeepers like other farm animals, such

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