Aliénor Rougeot

Program Manager, Climate and Energy

Aliénor’s interest for human and environmental rights started during her childhood in the South of France, where she became vocal on topics of biodiversity loss, women’s rights, refugee rights and climate change. These interests led her to the intersectional topic of climate justice, but it was only when she moved to Canada at the age of 17 that she truly understood the need for broad and collective mobilization for climate action. This led her to co-founding and coordinating Fridays for Future Toronto while completing a degree in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Allie’s happiness comes from being with others, and in her free time she can be found exploring Toronto’s parks and cafés with friends.

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Apr 15, 2024

Environmental Defence Celebrates Progress on the Sustainable Jobs Act 

Statement by Aliénor Rougeot, Program Manager, Climate and Energy  It is good news for workers…

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Mar 08, 2024

Why this First Nation is Right to Sue the Alberta Energy Regulator over Last Year’s Toxic Tailings Leak

Last year, one of Imperial Oil’s mines in the tar sands leaked toxic industrial waste…

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Feb 26, 2024

Environmental and Labour Groups Join Forces to Demand the Federal Government Expedite Sustainable Jobs Bill


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Feb 06, 2024

Indigenous and Environmental Groups Denounce Government Inaction on First Anniversary of Imperial Oil Tailings Disaster

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, KEEPERS OF THE WATER Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg…

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Jan 25, 2024

Tar Sands Companies Underreported Pollution Levels By Up To 6300 Per Cent

Statement from Aliénor Rougeot, Climate and Energy Program Manager Toronto | Traditional territories of the…

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Jan 19, 2024

Time to Prepare: COP28 Outcome a Warning Sign for Canada’s Reliance on Fossil Fuels

At COP28, countries agreed to transition away from fossil fuels and accelerate action within the…

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Dec 05, 2023

Indigenous Nations and Environmental Advocates Denounce Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s Greenwashing at COP28

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTION Indigenous nations impacted by pollution in the tar sands counter…

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Nov 28, 2023

Alberta Energy Regulator Continues to Avoid Responsibility for Toxic Tailings Disaster

Statement by Aliénor Rougeot, Climate and Energy Program Manager, Environmental Defence Toronto | Traditional territories…

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Nov 28, 2023

Indigenous and Environmental Groups Demand Answers to Imperial Oil Tailings Leak and Cover-up

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, KEEPERS OF THE WATER Members of the ENVI Parliamentary Committee must leave no…

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Nov 27, 2023

From Toxic Leak to Cover-Up: Unravelling the Imperial Oil Scandal in Alberta’s Oil Sands

A disastrous toxic spill in the tar sands In February 2023, 5.3 million litres of…

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