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Mayor Tory Shocks Environmentalists by Voting Against Climate Action

Toronto: In a shocking late night vote, Dec.15 '16, Mayor Tory voted against a motion to ask the City’s Budget Committee to find funds in 2017 to help meet Toronto’s climate change targets.
“Every Torontonian concerned with climate change should be profoundly disappointed by Mayor Tory’s vote,” said Franz Hartmann, Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), Toronto’s environmental watchdog. “While he voted for a new climate change plan, he voted against opening the door to finding money to pay for the plan.”

Civil Society Responds to Release of Canada's National Framework for Climate Action

Civil Society Responds to Release of Canada’s National Framework for Climate Action 

OTTAWA (December 9, 2016) - Today, First Ministers released the much-anticipated Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth.

Response to federal government decisions on pipeline projects

On Tuesday, November 29 '16 PM Trudeau made the following announcements:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-cabinet-trudeau-pipeline-decisio...

http://www.cpac.ca/en/digital-archives/

    Justin Trudeau on Pipeline Proposals  (39 min.)

Below is the response by KAIROS to the above federal government decisions:

Final day of COP22 in Marrakesh

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC took place from 7-19 November 2016. During COP 22, parties, inter alia, began preparations for entry into force of the Paris Agreement.   

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