Julia Levin

Associate Director, National Climate

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.

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Feb 23, 2021

Why we’re in court this week defending Canada’s Impact Assessment Act from an attack from the Government of Alberta

Once again, important environmental safeguards are under attack from the Government of Alberta. Maybe you’ll…

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Feb 04, 2021

US, UK and EU leadership pressures Canada to end fossil finance

If Canada doesn’t stop funding fossils, the public will be stuck holding the bag. Last…

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Feb 01, 2021

Will President Biden’s promises to end fossil fuel subsidies be the kick in the pants that Canadian governments need?

When a decade of inaction starts to catch up It has just been over a…

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Nov 25, 2020

Canada’s annual energy report misses the mark on climate – and still finds that oil pipelines are a thing of the past

Every year, the government agency responsible for regulating Canada’s energy sector – the Canada Energy…

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Sep 15, 2020

What is the Speech from the Throne and why is it important?

Our next big opportunity to secure commitments to a Green and Just Recovery in Canada…

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Sep 10, 2020

Coal power is on the way out. So why are Canadian coal mines trying to expand?

A lot has happened this month in the world of Canadian coal. Two major coal…

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Aug 07, 2020

Total implosion in the tar sands

Last week, French energy giant Total, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies,…

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May 27, 2020

Meet Export Development Canada, the secretive crown agency financing the big oil bailout

This is the second in our series of blogs about how governments are bailing out…

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May 25, 2020

Why bailing out oil and gas is a bad recovery strategy for Canada

Last week, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund was the latest financial institution to split…

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Jan 14, 2020

8 Reasons To Reject Teck’s Massive New Tar Sands Mine

Update, December 2020: In February 2020, Teck Resources scrapped its application for the Frontier tar…

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