Climate Justice

The climate crisis demands urgent action to transition to a low carbon future. Canada is going in the wrong direction – we are stuck in the tar sands. The federal and Albertan governments are allowing huge extractions to continue in the tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.  Our commitment to being an “energy super power” that focuses on export-oriented energy trade is being allowed to trump needed action on climate change and energy security. Climate justice demands that we address the root causes contributing to the climate crisis including unsustainable production, consumption and trade that are driven by corporate led globalization. Real solutions must be based on democratic accountability, ecological sustainability and social justice.

For more, visit Council of Canadians page on Climate Justice.

May 04

Muskeg in oil country

Huge Oil Spill in Alberta. Cover up by Regulators

The oil spill in Alberta has been downplayed by Alberta Government, The ECRB, and the media. Though it happened on Friday, the fact that the biggest oil spill in 30 years had occurred was not released till after the election. The ECRB is continuing to downplay the issue, but First Nations communities have been affected […]

Jan 24

REDD ignores primary causes of forest destruction

A new study by Jeremy Rayner, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan Graduate School of Public Policy and chair of the panel of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) suggests that REDD and REDD++, the UN’s preferred program for using forests to offset climate change, will not work. Our findings suggest that disregarding […]

Jan 11

Carbon Capture and Storage is a false solution

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the cornerstone of Canada’s clean energy plan. You talk to “clean coal” and tarsands apologists, they tell you not to worry about CO2 emissions because they can be buried away underground for thousands of years without leaking back into the air. For the best example of this spin, look no […]

Dec 13

Action Alert! Dec 15 Coal for Coell

Victoria’s Chapter of the Wilderness Committee would like to remind British Columbia’s new Environment Minister Mr. Murray Coell that his government has been naughty this year in trying to push the Raven Coal mine (pdf) in Comox valley through environmental assessment. On December 15th we are sending stockings full of coal to our elected representatives […]