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More than 400,000 people took to the streets of New York City on Sunday, September 21 in anticipation of a UN Climate Summit. The numbers are impressive: A total of 2800 events were held in 166 countries. It was the largest mobilization for the climate in history. Clearly, the time for action is now.  The marchers seem to have got their message across. The representatives...
Actualité - 28 September 2014 - Tag : Organization, People's Climate March, United Nations
This fall has been difficult for my mother. She lost two of her closest sisters, little sister Lise and big sister Françoise. I went to Françoise's funeral last Saturday with my wife and our newest addition, Salvador, who is seven months old. We reflected on this woman's life – looking through old photos – and mourned her passing. When Françoise was born in 1932,...
Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2012 – The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – also known as Rio+20 – has resulted in a disappointing final declaration. Like many other civil society organizations around the world, Equiterre had hoped that this meeting would be a chance for leaders to:
Communiqué - 26 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Rio+20, Sustainable development, United Nations
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio has resulted in a disappointing final declaration.  Citizen groups from around the world had viewed the meeting as a chance for world leaders to recommit to sustainability promises made in 1992. It was seen as a chance to further the fight against both poverty and climate change. But the results have fallen short of...
Actualité - 26 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Rio+20, Sustainable development, United Nations
Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and deputy executive director of Equiterre, has once again been re-elected co-chair of Climate Action Network International (CAN-International). Recognized by the United Nations, CAN-International represents more than 500 non-governmental organizations, ranging from large international groups such as Greenpeace and WWF to smaller groups with a...