THE PROBLEM

The climate crisis is the greatest threat facing humanity. Floods, ice storms, and droughts are increasing. Our planet is heating up because of human-caused carbon pollution, and it’s putting our water, food and health at risk. We can solve this, but we need to act now.

The Solution

To avoid dangerous levels of climate change, we need to completely phase-out polluting fossil fuels and reduce our carbon pollution to zero by mid-century. That means saying no to dirty fossil fuels and yes to modern, clean energy. It means building a thriving clean economy.

Capping Tar Sands Pollution

Capping Tar Sands Pollution

The tar sands are the fastest growing source of carbon pollution in Canada and a massive barrier to meaningful climate action. We’re working to cap their expansion, raise awareness about how these projects are damaging water, air, soil, wildlife, communities and Indigenous lands, and working with others to find ways to stop and eventually repair the damage.

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Building a Clean Economy

Building a Clean Economy

We don’t need to choose between the environment and the economy. Reducing carbon pollution will lead to cleaner air, improved public health, new jobs, and exciting opportunities for Canadian companies as the world moves to a clean economy.

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Ending Public Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

Ending Public Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

Despite a long-standing promise to end this practice, Canadian governments give billions in public money to oil and gas companies every year - even before the federal government spent $4.5 billion on a leaky pipeline. These subsidies are wasteful, unpopular and not transparent. We’re working make sure federal and provincial governments finally stop funding fossils.

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SOLVING CANADA’S METHANE PROBLEM

SOLVING CANADA’S METHANE PROBLEM

New research shows that methane emissions from Canadian oil and gas operations are much higher than previously thought. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with significant environmental and health effects. Canada needs strong regulations to reduce harmful methane leaks by oil and gas companies and eliminate them completely by 2030.

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