Leading environmental organizations & community groups call for the National Energy Board to consider the upstream climate impacts of the pipeline.
Montreal, QC - Today, over 60 environmental and community groups from across Canada sent a letter to Peter Watson, head of the National Energy Board, demanding that the NEB include climate change in its review of the Energy East project. This letter comes on addition to 60,000 messages sent from people all across Canada to the NEB calling for a climate review.
On December 10th, 2014, International Day of Human Rights, the jury of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal released its ruling for the hearing on Canadian mining in Latin America.
Following two days of testimony in Montreal this past May, the PPT jury determined that five Canadian mining companies and the Government of Canada were responsible for multiple cases of human rights violations. These include labour rights violations, denial of indigenous self-determination rights, environmental destruction, targeted assassinations and criminalization of dissent, among others.
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To the Government of Canada:
We are the Canadian Youth Delegation, supported by more than sixty environmental non-profits, labour groups, and youth organizations. We are youth from across Canada who are attending the upcoming UN international climate change negotiations (COP 20) in Lima, Peru. As we prepare for our participation at the negotiations, we realize how important it is for us to introduce ourselves and tell you that we refuse to tolerate the inaction of the Canadian Government when it comes to climate change. We intend to hold you accountable for the decisions you make at COP 20.
November 17 2014
Aux autorités politiques fédérales, régionales et locales du Mexique,
Nous sommes profondément indignés-es par les évènements survenus récemment au Mexique. Le 30 juin 2014 à Tlatlaya, État du Mexique, 22 personnes sont mortes, dont 15 exécutées par l’armée, qui fait actuellement l’objet de poursuites judiciaires. Les 26 et 27 septembre 2014, un véritable massacre a été commis par la police municipale et des hommes armés qui selon les témoins ayant survécu appartiendraient au groupe Guerreros Unidos.Read more
By Pablo Solon, co-authored with Josie Riffaud and Tony Clarke
On Sunday, hundreds of thousands gathered in New York for one of the biggest marches against climate change. The occasion is the Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the theme of which is "take action." But does that action actually include measures that could do further harm to the planet?Read more