Fighting Climate Change

Climate disruption from the burning of fossil fuels is 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. 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.

Climate Solutions
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. Adopting local climate solutions – cycling networks, renewable energy, public transit and local food production, building retrofits – is crucial to building climate-friendly communities.
Governments can steer the public towards these options by pricing climate changing carbon pollution, eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, funding green infrastructure and setting greenhouse gas reduction targets. They must stop funding polluting highways and build public transit. We’re here to call for action and strengthen our strategy. Climate policy needs to be equitable and effective to enable the transition to a low-carbon society. 

Protecting Our Water – Stop Fracking & LNG

British Columbia wants to build a natural gas industry that will rival Alberta’s tar sands. In the northeast corner of the province, fracking projects litter the landscape and poison First Nations communities. On the North Coast, the Wilderness Committee is fighting proposals to industrialize pristine salmon habitat. We’ve sparked a groundswell of opposition to projects on the Salish Sea that put communities all along Howe Sound and the Fraser River at grave risk. With the methane leaks in drilling for it, the power needed to liquefy it and the carbon emissions from burning it, natural gas is a disaster for the climate. BC needs to ban fracking and reject LNG exports now.

Stop Kinder Morgan's Tar Sands Pipeline

Our Canadian Pacific coast is a beautiful and diverse ecosystem teeming with life.

Stop the Energy East Pipeline

In October 2014, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. filed a formal application with the National Energy Board (NEB) to build the Energy East pipeline – a 4,600-kilometre pipeline from Alberta to Quebec and New Brunswick intended to transport diluted bitumen from the tar sands.