Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – The Pathways Alliance panel at the Canada Pavilion at COP27 on Friday, November 11 should be cancelled by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Fossil fuel companies should not be invited into COP27 to push their greenwashing agenda.
The Pathways Alliance members are responsible for 95 per cent of oil sands mining in Canada. They produce some of the highest emission oil in the world, and are working to block effective climate regulations, at the same time as they are seeking more subsidies for costly and ineffective schemes like carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).
ECCC should cancel the event immediately, and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) should cancel their participation.
Environmental Defence spokespeople available to comment further:
- National Climate Program Manager Julia Levin, at COP27 in Egypt
- Oil and Gas Program Manager Dave Gray-Donald, in Toronto
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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
- In Canada, Dave Gray-Donald, Environmental Defence, email@example.com
- In Egypt, Barbara Hayes, Environmental Defence, firstname.lastname@example.org