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Julia Levin

National Climate Program Manager

Julia’s earliest memories as a child are of protecting wildlife, planting trees and cleaning up litter. This interest led her to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology from McGill University. She then moved to Italy where she worked as a secondary school science and geography teacher. A desire to combine her interest in education with community organizing led her to complete a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Since then, she has worked at Greenpeace Canada and Oceana Canada. For over a decade, Julia has been involved with grassroots climate justice organizing across the world. Julia is very excited to work with Environmental Defence, where she advocates for climate action and the phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies.

Read Julia's Posts

May 27, 2022

Who is calling the shots on federal climate policy?

The dust has settled on a hectic spring for federal climate policy in Canada. And…

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Apr 06, 2022

Statement from Julia Levin, Senior Climate and Energy Program Manager, on the Federal Government’s approval of Bay du Nord

“The Government of Canada’s decision to approve a new billion barrel mega oil project is…

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Feb 25, 2022

Minister Guilbeault’s Climate Test: Bay du Nord

A massive new oil drilling project 500 kms off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador…

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Jan 21, 2022

2030 is too late: Canada must #DumpCoal now

Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. It is devastating to human health and the environment,…

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Nov 11, 2021

Victory! Canada ends financing for international fossil-fuel projects in 2022

Last week, the federal government showed some much-needed climate leadership at COP26, the United Nations…

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Oct 04, 2021

Election’s Over: It’s time for Parliament to get to work on the climate crisis

Another election came and went. In many ways it seems like not much was accomplished…

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Aug 30, 2021

This election, we need real climate plans not false solutions

As political parties prepare their election platforms and publish their climate priorities, it can be…

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Aug 23, 2021

$18 billion to fossil fuels: Breaking Down the Numbers

Last spring, we released a report – Paying Polluters: Federal Financial Support to Oil and…

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Jul 06, 2021

Canadian governments have spent $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018

In a climate emergency, how do you think the federal government should be using public…

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