75 North American groups call Prime Minister and Premiers to take swift action to meet Canada’s new climate goal.
Vast Majority of Carbon Reserves Must Stay in the Ground to meet 1.5C target
January 27, 2016
On the eve of a meeting of Canada’s Environment Ministers in Ottawa to talk about the national climate strategy, 74 organizations, representing millions of people in Canada and the U.S., sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers outlining the steps Canada needs to take to fulfill its international commitment to limit global warming to 1.5 C, as agreed to by 195 countries at the Paris climate summit.
The letter explicitly states that new tar sands pipelines like Energy East and Kinder Morgan cannot be built if Canada is to meet its commitment. Instead, the Prime Minister and the Premiers, must work to decarbonize Canada’s economy and speed the rapid uptake…
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