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  • SPECIAL EARTH DAY MEDIA RELEASE: Frequently asked questions about the climate crisis, Canada and carbon pricing

    Canada is at a crossroads which will determine our role in creating the climate conditions of our planet for the next 150 years. In the next 18 months, Canada will have four critical elections in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and a national election. Fortunately, the majority of Canadians understand climate change. What is needed now is education and empowerment. Thus, we have put together this media packet to help Canadians understand the facts about the climate crisis, Canada, and carbon pricing.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • March 2018 CCL Canada Education Call – Macrocritical Resilience Intelligence: ACCESS to the Future

    What is macro-critical resilience? What are the Talanoa open dialogues? What is going on below the surface of the international negotiations? Watch our March CCL Education call with Joseph Robertson, Global Director at Citizens’ Climate Lobby to find out more.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Ontario Election – Climate Action Counts

    “Only 2% of Canadians belong to political parties. Political stripes aside, elections provide an opportunity for Canadian citizens to empower political leaders to choose the best climate policies,” says Cathy Orlando, National Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Our Ontario Climate Counts survey was inspired by the work of CCL Nelson-West Kootenay Bc, it was designed by CCL members living in Erin, Georgetown and Hillsborough, it was edited by CCL members living in Thunder Bay, Kanata, Perth,  Ottawa, Casselman, Chelmsford, Sudbury, Toronto, Kitchener, and Peterborough.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Laser Talk: The Impact of Climate Change on Wildfires in Canada

    Recently, we have seen several catastrophic wildfires in Canada, all following unusually hot and dry conditions. Examples include the Slave Lake (2011) and Fort McMurray (2016) fires in Alberta and the British Columbia wildfire season in 2017. Such fires have huge impacts on people’s livelihoods and health. For example, the Fort McMurray fire was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history forcing 88,000 people to evacuate their homes on very short notice.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Timid Budget Recipe for Climate Catastrophe

    The window to address the climate crisis is rapidly closing. The 2017 Budget pointed Canada in the right direction but the 2018 Budget is timid and does little to bend Canada’s emissions curve. Recent polls should give this government courage to do more for climate action. Extending the rising carbon fee to 2030, eliminating fossil fuel subsidies and imposing border carbon adjustments will help ensure a strong, diverse and competitive economy inspiring other countries to take Canada’s lead

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada