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 24, 2023

The Must Haves for Canada’s Just Transition Strategy

Countries around the world are taking action to address climate change. This has significant implications…

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Apr 20, 2023

Indigenous, Environmental Groups and Supporters Rally in Solidarity with Indigenous Nations Affected by Imperial Oil’s Toxic Leak

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, KEEPERS OF THE WATER Rally in Ottawa sends a clear message to government:…

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Feb 21, 2023

Imperial Oil’s latest toxic tailings pond leak must be a wake-up call for governments

Did you hear about the recent leak from Imperial Oil’s tailings “pond” in Alberta? Over…

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Feb 17, 2023

Statement from Aliénor Rougeot, Environmental Defence Climate and Energy Program Manager on the Sustainable Jobs Action Plan by the Government of Canada

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and…

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Jan 25, 2023

We cannot let a “war on words” between governments spill into a war on workers

Alberta and Ottawa kicked off the New Year arguing in the media while making little…

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Dec 21, 2022

A historic agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity loss has been made – now the real work begins

This blog is co-authored by Aliénor Rougeot, Climate and Program Manager, and Michelle Woodhouse, Water…

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Dec 02, 2022

Four lessons from the letter the scientific community sent to Minister Guilbeault concerning toxic tailings

If you thought the problem of tar sands cleanup had gone away, think again. The…

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Nov 15, 2022

Expectation: Canada’s COP27 plans must be compatible with the promise of just transition

Expectations for Canada on delivering a just transition at COP27 from Jamie Kirkpatrick, BLUE GREEN…

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Oct 14, 2022

Don’t be fossil fooled: a cleaner energy future is a cheaper energy future

As if two years of a pandemic weren’t enough, we now have to deal with…

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