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Canada has set a 2030 target of reducing its GHG emissions by 30% in relation to 2005 levels. This is the target established by the Harper government. To do its fair share under the Paris Agreement, Canada, like the other Paris signatories, must set a more ambitious GHG reduction target. Halfway through its mandate, will the current federal government be able to reposition...
Fiche informative - 15 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23
THE MOOD HERE IN BONN The mood here is constantly shifting. One moment there is mounting concern about the impacts of climate change, while the next there is hope born of the collective weight of 190 countries around the same table, all trying to hammer out agreements on dozens of issues that will impact the very future of the planet! ISSUES CURRENTLY BEING DISCUSSED AT COP23...
Actualité - 15 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23, Fight against climate change
Imagine, if you will: right in the midst of the NAFTA negotiations, Canada and Mexico decide to bypass the White House and work directly with 15 American states to forge ahead in the fight against climate change. Well, that’s precisely what officials in several of these states, including Oregon, California and Washington, announced yesterday in Bonn. And to add insult to...
Actualité - 14 November 2017 - Tag : Climate change, COP23, Organization
Montreal, November 6, 2017 – With over 20,000 participants from more than 180 countries converging on Bonn today for the kickoff of the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Équiterre would like to stress the urgency of action and the important role Canada has to play to combat the impacts of climate change.
Communiqué - 6 November 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, COP23, Fight against climate change
Within weeks of the tabling of the 2017 federal budget, Équiterre and its partner Environmental Defense consider that four major aspects of federal tax policy should be changed to reduce GHG emissions and generate revenues. These changes would support the policies announced in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF).
Actualité - 14 February 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change
$3.3 billion. That’s the amount Canada invests in fossil fuels every year—and taxpayers are footing the bill. It’s time for the federal government to stop giving handouts to the oil, gas and coal industries, which directly undermines Canada’s carbon-pricing plans and efforts to reduce GHGs.
Actualité - 13 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Petition
Montréal, 12 December 2016 – The nomination of three new board members will allow the National Energy Board (NEB) to relaunch its review of the Energy East pipeline project proposed by TransCanada. Équiterre is of the opinion that the next panel charged with the review must restart the evaluation process from the beginning in order to demonstrate its impartiality.
Communiqué - 12 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Energy East, National Energy Board (NEB)
On Friday December 9th, Canada’s premiers and the prime minister concluded an historical agreement on climate change. The governments jointly released the first pan-canadian framework on clean growth and climate change. Only Saskatchewan and Manitoba didn't sign this historical agreement.
Actualité - 12 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Fight against climate change
Ottawa, december 9th 2016 – Canada’s premiers and the prime minister concluded today a historical agreement on climate change. The governments jointly released the pan-canadian framework on clean growth and climate change.
Communiqué - 9 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change
A strong majority of Canadians support specific government actions to cut global warming pollution by boosting energy-efficient vehicles and products, and developing more clean energy, according to a new national survey conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal. The representative poll of 1,200 Canadians conducted in October shows 73% want their governments to do...
Actualité - 7 December 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change