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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

News Releases

Academics Urge Government Climate Action
2009-12-17
Science for Peace
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Accuracy of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Results Challenged by Recent H. Douglas Lightfoot Paper
2010-12-15
The Lightfoot Institute
A recent independent review, by H. Douglas Lightfoot, of a crucial Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis (AR4), appears in the Decemb...
Climate Change: Aircraft fuel is cheaper than Coke, a direct tax on fossil fuel is what the world needs urgently.
2009-12-09
What is needed is to actually make annual cuts in international trade. After all, how can the world aim to bring down greenhouse gas emissions when on the other it aims to push for increased internati...
Climate Scientist Dr. James Hansen visits Toronto on Sept. 15-16
2010-09-08
Science for Peace
Science for Peace and The Centre for Global Change Science of U of T welcome the world#s foremost climate scientist and author of "Storms of My Grandchildren", Dr. James Hansen, for public talks and m...
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
2015-12-09
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Des jeunes participent à une occupation pacifique pour la justice climatique à l'intérieur du Comité sur l'Environement de la Chambre des Communes
2009-12-08
People for Climate Justice
Six jeunes ont entrepris une occupation pacifique à l'intrieur du Parlement canadien, à l'occasion d'une rencontre du Comité permanent de l'environnement et du développement durable dans l'édifice d...
Government neglect and ignorance about climate change
2011-06-01
Science for Peace
Academics from universities throughout Canada are demanding immediate, informed and responsible action on climate change. Parliament convenes, following the complete omission during the current electi...
Hungry for Climate Leadership - Day 9 of Fast for Climate Justice on the Hill
2012-09-29
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
It's Day 9 and the Fasters are hungry, but determined to convey the urgency of the crisis to our elected officials and asks them to end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and develop a Natio...
Joe Oliver: Sign the ClimateFast Pledge!
2015-09-30
Climate Fast
Fast and Vigil at Finance Minister Joe Oliver's office. 7 am to 7 pm, Thursday October 1st, candlelighting 7 pm. ClimateFast members will hold a fast and vigil for climate action outside the office of...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
2009-12-06
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
2012-09-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nati...
Take Action for Climate Justice: Mobilize November 30, 2009
2009-11-13
A broad coalition of organizations working for social, ecological, racial and economic justice has come together under the banner of the Mobilization for Climate Justice. Join us as we organize mass a...
Youth Stage Peaceful Sit-in for Climate Justice inside House of Common's Environment Committee
2009-12-08
People for Climate Justice
Six youth staged a peaceful sit-in inside the Canadian parliament, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, pledging to stay until the Harper government acts ...

Sources Select Resources

Academics Urge Government Climate Action
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Science for Peace
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Behind the Numbers
A blog from the CCPA
Website
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
Article
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
Tokar, Brian
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - ...
A Death Sentence For Africa
The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables
Article
2011
Medialens
Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a glo...
Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
Foran, John
Article
2016
An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
Ekeland, Anders
Article
2014
Against the Current
A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point ...
The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2014
Climate & Capitalism
Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
It makes economic sense to kill people
Britain's approach to climate change puts a price on human lives. And the richer you are the more yours is worth
Monbiot, George
Article
2008
The Guardian Weekly
A study of the economics of climate compares the costs of halting runaway climate changewith the costs of inaction. The "costs" of climate change are calculated in part by calculating the reduction in...
Keep it in the Ground
Article
2015
The Guardian
A campaign by The Guardian newspaper to stop climate change by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, featuring a series of articles on different aspects of the issue across the world.
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
Article
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Paris Climate Agreement Threatened by Trade Deals
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. has galvanized discussion about climate change and raised hopes for the upcoming December COP21 Paris climate change talks. Those talks are intended to lead to a multil...
Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
Doebbler, Curtis FJ
Article
2015
Counterpunch
On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions...
Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support
Mann, Eric
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In December 2015 the world's governments meet in Paris for a truly historic event -- the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference. (UNFCCC). The objective of the conference is to protect Mot...
This Is About Us
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Guardian
The talks at Copenhagen are not just about climate change. They represent a battle to redefine humanity.
This is What Insurgency Looks Like
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of governm...
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
What's at stake in Copenhagen
The crucial debates at Copenhagen
Gilbertson, Tamra; Reyes, Oscar
Article
2009
Red Pepper
Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoli...
Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2016
A Different Point of View (Nick Fillmore Blog)
The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne...
Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
Bryan, Kim
Article
2009
Red Pepper
With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.

Sources Bookshelf

Climate Insurgency
A Strategy for Survival
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
2015
Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitu...
Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.
Book
2010
Investigative reportage on how private interests and lobbies in America use hired gun scientists to spread doubt and misinformation. The media's binary understanding of balanced repoting has given the...


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