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To: The Canadian Government
Canada, commit to zero emissions by 2050!
We’re calling upon Canada to commit to zero national emissions by 2050 at the COP 21 UN climate negotiations in Paris.
Just recently, the Canadian government supported the call to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. However, preventing that kind of a rise in temperature will mean full global decarbonization by 2050
In order to reach zero by 2050, Canada must begin a just transition to a clean energy economy. That will mean implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ending subsidies for fossil fuel companies and supporting the development of Indigenous and community led renewable energy projects.
At the international level, we’re asking Canada to fight for a legally binding deal at the COP 21 conference in Paris that strives for a global goal of decarbonization by 2060-2080, recognizes rich countries’ greater responsibility for climate action, and creates funding mechanisms to compensate climate impacted countries for loss and damage.
Tell the Canadian government not to COP out!
Why is this important?
The Paris Climate Conference is our last best chance to avoid runaway climate change. For the last ten years Canada has been actively derailing international climate talks, and now has a responsibility to the communities most vulnerable to climate change to take swift, bold action in an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of this catastrophe.
With a new government, we can change Canada's course on climate action. As an affluent country, Canada has the resources and the technology to make a just transition to a 100% renewables-based economy that honours the Free Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous peoples.
We want to see true climate leadership from the Canadian government. Time’s running out. We need more than aspirational statements -- we need real action. Preventing a global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees celsius means reaching zero emissions by 2050 -- and we need a just transition to a clean energy economy to get there.