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Climate Health Emergency Requires Action Today

The following is the Media Release issued on October 17, 2018 regarding the fact that several organizations were denied the opportunity to address the Standing Committee conducting hearings on Bill 4, conceived to repeal Ontario's Climate Action Plan that was in place until the recent provincial election:

Climate Health Emergency Requires Action Today

The Prime Minister's website on carbon pricing: October 23, 2018

"Canadians are seeing the costs of climate change first hand, from wildfires in the west to floods in the east, smoke that makes the air unsafe to breathe and heatwaves that endanger the young and the elderly. We need to act now to fight back against climate change, for our children and grandchildren.

The Government of Canada has a plan that protects the environment while growing the economy, and that plan is working – our emissions are down and the economy has grown by 500,000 full-time jobs. But we know we need to do more.

Parkdale-High Park Constituents Highlight the IPCC Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC., and call upon MP Arif Virani to Pledge

On October 24, 2018, approximately one year before the next federal election, many constituents, including members of Green 13, took time out of their schedules throughout the day to go to MP Arif Virani’s constituency office, and personally deliver:
• a copy of the summary report of the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees C. of October 8, 2018.

Emergency Debate on Global Warming - Climate, Canada, and the IPCC special report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

On October 8, 2018 the IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued its special report on GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 degrees Celsius. The summary report may be read here.

ECO releases 2018 GHG Progress Report - webinar coming Oct. 1

On September 25, 2018, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, released Climate Action in Ontario: What's Next?, her 2028 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.The report calls on the provincial government to create a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions. A meaningful climate law needs science-based emissions budgets, a legal obligation to stay within those budgets, and credible, transparent progress reporting.

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