Ottawa, Ont. | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People –

Today, ahead of international climate negotiations, COP27, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change released new analysis looking at the world’s national climate plans. Though countries have made incremental progress, we’re still on track for 2.5°C of heating, which would be catastrophic for people and ecosystems around the world.

At last year’s climate negotiations, countries promised to come to COP27 with stronger plans for significant emissions reductions by 2030.

Canada is one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis – we must take responsibility for the harm we’re causing. Prime Minister Trudeau must show up to next month’s climate talks with a plan that actually fixes Canada’s track record.

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Barbara Hayes, Environmental Defence,