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  • BLOG: Taking Stock of Climate Progress Creates Real Hope

    As we move into the festive season, it is often a time to reflect on the year that was. In September 2015, in my mind’s eye, there was a pinprick of hopeful light at the end of the tunnel with regards to climate change. Now that light is the almost the size of a basketball.
    Why? Because I have had front row seats to the best show on Earth: watching humanity act on the climate crisis alongside some of the best volunteers on the planet at Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Carbon pricing on the table next week in Paris

    On December 12 in Paris, France, French President Emmanuel Macron will host a summit to take further action on climate two years to the day after the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement. Unofficially, some are calling this “The Macron Summit,” but officially it is called The One Planet Summit and is co-convened by President Macron, the UN and the World Bank.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALK: Polling highlights political risk of falling short on climate

    Half of Canadian voters (49%) won’t consider a party or a candidate that doesn’t have a plan to combat climate change. Only 6% prefer a party or a candidate that ignores the issue.” Over two-thirds (68%) of Canadians now believe humans have caused climate change. This is up from an 2013 Angus Reid Poll that found that only 58% of Canadians believed in manmade climate change.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALK: Carbon Pricing Around the World

    According to the Institute for Climate Economics, as of September 1st, 2017, more than 40 countries and 25 provinces or cities have adopted carbon pricing policies, consisting of carbon taxes and Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS). These jurisdictions account for around 25%of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • BLOG: Courage and Kindness While Lobbying for the Climate – Carole Lavallée

    A grandmother from Sudbury reflects on her first experiences lobbying in Ottawa. “I returned to Sudbury with a mix of emotions: uplifted by the opportunity to participate more fully in the democratic process, crushed by the felt sense of responsibility power places on the shoulders of our politicians. I do not know where this journey of lobbying on behalf of climate change will bring me but this I know for sure: we must thank and support all our politicians for everything they do to help our world transition to clean energy. What they do is not easy and no…

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada