Environmental Defence, Protect Our Waters, David Suzuki Foundation, Stand.Earth, LeadNow, West Coast Environmental Law

On November 8th, environmental organizations will deliver 80,000+ signatures asking for a strong and ambitious cap on oil and gas emissions, call on Prime Minister’s Office to keep commitment from COP26

Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – On Tuesday, November 8th, environmental organizations will deliver a petition of 80,000 signatures (and counting) to the Office of the Prime Minister demanding that the federal government follow through on its commitment to cap oil and gas, and ensure that the policy is based on good science, urgency and ambition.

As Canada’s oil and gas emissions continue to rise at an alarming rate, the organizations are asking the federal government to keep its promise and, once and for all, limit and reduce the sector’s emissions.

This commitment was first made at the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow, UK. Advocates will be looking for the Canadian government to follow through on its commitment during the 2022 session of the UN climate negotiations, COP27, happening in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.


WHAT: Photo opportunity delivering a petition asking for a strong and ambitious emissions cap, a promise first made at last year’s climate negotiations, COP26

WHEN: Tuesday, November 8th 2022, starting at 9:30 am

WHERE:    Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street, Corner of Elgin and Wellington

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Spokespeople Available: 

  • Aly Hyder Ali, Environmental Defence, Program Manager Oil and Gas
  • Ali Wines, Protect Our Winters, Executive Director

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

Alex Ross, Environmental Defence, aross@environmentaldefence.ca