A forthcoming major UN report will show that nations need to accelerate methane cuts in order to avoid more extreme climate change.
Public health research has shown that climate change is amplifying the health disparities that poorer people already face as a result of social conditions, like substandard housing or jobs with poor working conditions.
The natural resources minister demanded to know if Conservative MP Jeremy Patzer believed in climate change. “You’re here to answer our questions,” Patzer shot back.
“We can have clean air with carbon dioxide in the air,” said one speaker. “We should be focused on clean land, clean water. This is a big-government, costly policy that unfairly impacts our industries.”
EnviroMuslims, a community group that aims to increase climate action within the Canadian Muslim community, and Faith and the Common Good, a national inter-faith charitable network, are taking part in Sacred People, Sacred Earth, a global day of action on March 11 in 38 countries.
Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says he is open to “a range of different amendments” to Bill C-12, the government’s net-zero legislation.
Group including Climate Action Network Canada executive director Catherine Abreu and Assembly of First Nations Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek will be able to draw upon the resources of Environment and Climate Change Canada and other government departments to conduct emissions modelling or other analysis, and can be briefed by public servants on federal programs.
Mike Thompson, chief economist and director of analysis for the U.K.’s Climate Change Committee, says, “It’s pretty clear that once you set these targets, this is not about tomorrow’s problem, this is today’s problem.”