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To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault

End all public financing for foreign fossil fuel projects

End all public financing for foreign fossil fuel projects

Join the UK-led joint statement to stop funding fossils abroad at COP26, and stop Canada’s public financing for international fossil fuel projects by the end of 2022.

Why is this important?

This is big. As part of COP26, the global climate change conference, 19 countries are announcing a commitment to end all public financing for international fossil fuel projects by 2022. [1]

Canada is one of the world’s biggest public financiers of fossil fuel projects at home and abroad. [2] But right now, the Canadian government is dragging their feet on joining this commitment. This isn’t climate leadership.

Our sources have told us that fellow countries are pushing the Canadian government hard to join the commitment—and they’re wavering.

This decision is going down to the wire. A big flood of public pressure as the government is deciding could show them that the world’s eyes are on them and that we need them to deliver.

[1] https://www.reuters.com/business/cop/19-countries-plan-cop26-deal-end-financing-fossil-fuels-abroad-sources-2021-11-03/
[2] https://environmentaldefence.ca/2021/02/04/us-uk-eu-leadership-pressures-canada-end-fossil-finance/

Updates

2021-11-04 21:40:54 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2021-11-03 21:01:14 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2021-11-03 18:50:18 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-11-03 18:42:06 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-11-03 17:45:54 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-11-03 17:33:09 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-11-03 17:29:01 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-11-03 17:27:42 -0400

10 signatures reached