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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...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
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...
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporations and mobilize the internatio...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Rainforest Movement
The WRM is an international network of citizens involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. The group works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and fights commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations ...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Canadian government 'knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific'
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments
Lukacs, Martin
Article
2012
The Guardian
As controversy mounts over the revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the ...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Serivces
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
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 - ...
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about wheth...
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands
A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...

Sources Bookshelf

Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Commercial Corporation
Acts as Canada#s international contracting and procurement agency, delivering international contracting and procurement services to foreign government buyers.
Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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