Climate disruption from the burning of fossil fuels is already responsible for major changes to our environment and our economy. The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is now higher than it has been in millions of years, and if we carry on at current rates of emissions, the future impacts here and around the world will be devastating. The science is clear: if we are to avoid the worst of these impacts, coal and unconventional fuels such as tar sands and fracked gas need to stay in the ground.

Our Campaigns

For years, we’ve stood up for a healthy climate in Canada by opposing new fossil fuel infrastructure. But parallel to this fight is to create a vision for the communities we want to live in.

Robert S. Donovan [CC BY 2.0] from Flickr
When their provincial government proposed to lift long-standing restrictions on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains, Albertans were furious. Small-town mayors and country music stars are not the typical faces of environmental campaigns. But the broad coalition that came together successfully forced the premier to back...

British Columbia wants to build a natural gas industry that will rival the tar sands. In the northeast corner of the province, fracking projects litter the landscape and poison First Nations communities.

To meet our goals and fend off climate disaster we need a plan to protect our precious wilderness, an escalating price on carbon, an end to fossil fuel expansion, and a just transition for workers affected by our new zero-carbon economy. Manitoba can and must lead the charge.
A flotilla of canoes and Kayaks floats in Burrard inlet in front of the Kinder Morgan oil tank facility
Photo: Michael Wheatley

This Pacific coast is a beautiful and diverse ecosystem teeming with life. We won’t stand by and let the Trudeau government use our tax money to build a pipeline that violates Indigenous rights, fuels climate change and puts this spectacular place at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.

Ontario has warmed 1.5°C since 1948 and is warming faster than the world average. We’ve seen the results in more extreme weather, flooding, the spread of diseases such as Lyme, warming lakes and rivers and increased food prices, forest fires and impacts on wildlife populations. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

Peatlands are the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink, making them one of the greatest climate change mitigation tools available. Mining for peat releases this vast carbon store into the air and stops the area from sequestering new carbon. Mining for peat further affects local water quality, and removes a distinct...

Wildfires. Hurricanes. Floods. Droughts. Heatwaves. In 2018, the climate crisis is impossible to ignore. Yet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists on building new tar sands pipelines – shoveling even more fossil fuel on an out of control fire.