Prime Minister Trudeau:
No More Delays.
No more half-measures.
Work with MPs across party lines to protect our communities and the planet.
The climate crisis won't wait.
In the most recent report from the world’s leading authority on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, scientists used the word “unequivocal”, “unprecedented”, and “extreme” to describe human-caused climate change, and the destructive consequences that we are already experiencing.
The report states with extreme clarity that we must limit the warming of our world to 1.5 degrees to avoid catastrophic consequences. It's a "Code Red" for humanity, and it means we have no time left for nice words without action.
After years of promising a Just Transition plan for workers in the oil and gas sector, consultation finally began in the summer of 2021 — only to be halted for the snap election. Canada has actually increased the level of financial support provided to the oil and gas sector in recent years, and is the only G7 country whose emissions have risen since the Paris Agreement.
We can't afford any more delays. We need a government that can deliver at the scale and pace required by science. Poll after poll shows climate is a top priority for Canadians, and this federal election, a large majority of Canadians voted in favour of parties promising action on climate change.
Prime Minister Trudeau, we're urging you to immediately level up your climate ambition, work with MPs across party lines to adopt the most ambitious climate policies available and protect our communities and the planet. Give us a shot at a livable climate that leaves no one behind.
The cost of inaction is too high a price to pay.
Communities are bearing the brunt.
This summer, more than 100 all-time temperature records were broken across Western Canada. In British Columbia, 70% of all deaths during the first heat wave in June were heat-related, with more than 300 deaths reported in one day alone. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as wildfire engulfed more than half a million hectares, and the entire town of Lytton burned to the ground.
Thousands could be left behind.
While governments, financial institutions, and the world's biggest pension funds move on from oil and gas, Canada continues to give billions to the fossil fuel industry every year. Without immediate action to support workers in the fossil fuel industry who are facing an inevitable global energy transition, thousands could be left without a job.
It's now or never.
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:
You have a chance to write a new chapter and deliver on your climate promises. Work with MPs across party lines to make good on your promises to protect our communities and our planet. Within100 days,
Put forward a plan to end fossil fuel subsidies & stop all new fossil fuel expansion
Deliver a clear timeline and strategy to implement the
TRC calls to action and UNDRIP
Restart the Just Transition consultation and urgently work to develop a transition process that is fair for workers and communities
Commit to at least 60 per cent reduction of domestic emissions from 2005 levels by 2030
Give us a shot of livable future that leaves no one behind. People in Canada and our climate deserve a chance.