Current Climate Policy:
- Read the Paris Agreement: the historical global agreement for climate action which the Canadian government signed in 2016.
- Read the Vancouver Declaration developed by the federal government in conjunction with the provinces to determine a process for developing a national climate strategy that will allow Canada to meet its global commitments for climate action.
Pillar 1: Canada needs a climate plan that aligns with the science of climate change. Bold climate action ensures Canada meets its commitments to a 1.5°C world by keeping its fossil fuels reserves in the ground.
- The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goal Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production — new September 2016 Oil Change International Report
- Study: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground in order to stay under a 2C climate limit, which in Canada represents the majority of tar sands reserve
- Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands — Oil Change International
- Canada’s Bitumen Industry Under CO2 Constraints — MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
- Beneath the Surface: A Review of Key Facts in the Oil Sands Debate — Pembina Institute
- Booms, Busts and Bitumen — Pembina Institute
- Unburnable Carbon — Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble? — Carbon Tracker Project
- Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline — Pembina Institute
- Dirty Oil, Dirty Air, Ottawa’s Broken Pollution Promise — Environmental Defence
- The Facts on Kinder Morgan — For the Coast
- Meeting two degree climate target means 80 percent of world’s coal is “unburnable”, study says
Pillar 2: Canada needs a climate plan that builds a 100% renewable energy economy. Bold climate action ensures Canada transitions to a 100% renewable energy economy by 2050, creating over a million clean, safe and rewarding jobs.
- Tracking the Clean Energy Revolution — Clean Energy Canada
- Energy [R]evolution — Greenpeace Canada
- More Bang for Our Buck — How Canada Can Create More Energy Jobs & Less Pollution — BlueGreenCanada
- The Solutions Project: Read the plan for Canada to make a 100% transition to wind, water, and solar power. CBC story on the research.
- Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars: 60+ scholars from every province have a plan for 100% renewable electricity by 2035.
- Cities and countries with 100% renewable energy strategies include Vancouver, San Diego.
- Iron & Earth Workers Climate Plan: Iron & Earth is an initiative led by oil sands workers committed to leading the renewable energy future, read more about their worker’s climate plan
Pillar 3: Canada needs a plan that is justice-based. Bold climate action enshrines justice and reconciliation for Indigenous peoples, ensures no worker is left behind in the transition to a clean energy economy, and takes leadership from those hit hardest by the climate crisis. :
- Read the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP): The Trudeau government has committed to implementing UNDRIP. A key component of this declaration is ensuring that all development projects have free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples — that means respecting the right of Indigenous peoples to say ‘no’ to development on their lands.
- Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations: The Canadian government has committed to a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. This begins by implementing the recommendations made by the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission.’
- Trudeau needs to incorporate UNDRIP in climate change plan, says TRC commissioner
- Resources from Indigenous Climate Action — an Indigenous-led initiative to ensure Indigenous communities, rights, culture and knowledge systems are fully recognized, protected and implemented in climate policy in Canada.
We encourage readers to seek out additional resources beyond this non-exhaustive list.