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An Urgent Message from the David Suzuki Foundation, a Canada-based advocacy group for our planet
Posted October 26th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
(A Brief Foreword from Doug Draper – This message from Canada’s time-honoured Suzuki Foundation comes just days ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 and as the Glasgow Conference, where world leaders, including Canada’s Prime Minister and U.S. President Joe Biden, gather together for what may be one last chance to collectively sign on to a bold action plan before it is too late.)
Now here is the Message from the David Suzuki Foundation –
A majority of Canadians voted for climate action in this federal election. We now have another minority government that must work across party lines to address this emergency.
Top climate scientists issued a “code red for humanity” recently, warning that this is our last chance to implement the transformational changes necessary to keep warming below 1.5 C and avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate chaos.
Canada’s climate targets are still critically insufficient. We are the only G7 country whose emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement was signed.
Leading up to the global climate conference in November, Canada must act with urgency and ambition. We need the federal government to:
Set an emissions reduction target of at least 60 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 to be equitable and in line with climate science.
Implement an ambitious and achievable plan to meet that target, based on intergenerational justice for Indigenous Peoples, workers and communities.
Phase out all subsidies and public financing, and set an absolute cap on emissions from the oil and gas sector – Canada’s largest and fastest-growing source of carbon emissions – while committing to a clear timeline for a phase-out of all fossil fuel production in Canada.
Introduce “just transition” legislation to support workers and communities in the necessary shift away from fossil fuels.
Uphold Indigenous rights and title and implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action and UNDRIP.
Bold climate action is possible when we work together. Send your message now.
To sign a letter to our federal leaders, click on – https://davidsuzuki.org/action/urgent-bold-ambitious-climate-action-now/
About the David Suzuki Foundation – We are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves.
This is the fundamental truth guiding our work at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal.
Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.
For more on the David Suzuki Foundation, click on – https://davidsuzuki.org/ .
To read detailed information Niagara At Large posted in August of this year about the Code Red climate report released under the umbrella of the United Nations from scientists around the world, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2021/08/09/united-nations-sends-a-code-red-warning-to-the-world-on-climate-crisis/ .
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