Canada’s reputation at global climate talks has gone downhill over the last decade, and we have a lot of work to do in order to repair that. Last July, US environmental activist and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben referred to Canada as a “destructive and dangerous force upon the planet.”
The 90-day countdown is almost on for Trudeau to meet his election promise of developing new emissions targets post-COP21. The day before the UN climate negotiations’ official start, Ministers Catherine McKenna and Stéphane Dion (Environment and Climate Change and Foreign Affairs, respectively) addressed press on Canada’s contributions and goals for […]
The last time a major global climate agreement was on the table was at 2009’s COP15 in Copenhagen. The Copenhagen discussions failed to reach the expected agreement and were almost unanimously deemed a failure. The road to Paris, and a second chance at a substantive climate agreement, has not been […]
“COP21 will be good, but not good enough,” says David Miller, president and CEO of WWF-Canada with regard to energy conservation. If we are going to combat climate change, according to Miller COP21 has to end with a global agreement to phase out fossil fuels in favour of clean energy by […]
The recent attacks in Paris led French President Francois Hollande to bar all protests in the city surrounding the UN climate talks, including the Global Climate March, which expected to have 500,000 attendees. The cancelling of the march in Paris has not stopped demonstrations in other countries from attracting thousands.
From its ratification in 2002 to Canada’s eventual withdrawal from the agreement in 2011, the Kyoto Protocol has caused many debates, disagreements and discussion for the country and its citizens. In December, Canada is expected to sign on to a new climate agreement at COP21 in Paris. Is there anything […]
Climate change is an international, inter-generational and interdisciplinary issue. To help on the inter-generational side, the University of Waterloo is sending a team of six student delegates from diverse academic backgrounds to represent the university at COP21 in Paris, France. Four other UW Students will be attending the negotiations with […]
COP21 is expected to attract over 50,000 participants. In addition to the Parties, thousands of non-government and inter-government organizations will attend, each representing various interests, from indigenous peoples to trade unions to business.
With the anticipation for this year’s biggest climate change negotiations rising, people are finding new ways to be involved with COP21. The 11th edition of the Mobile Film Festival, an official event of this year’s COP21, was an opportunity for anyone with a smartphone to have their say on climate […]