Media Releases

Statement on COP26 Outcome From Our Representatives in Glasgow

For Immediate Release: Saturday, November 13, 2021
 

The gavel just dropped on COP26. The summit came to a disappointing end today following after-hours negotiations. It is an agreement that will make it harder to achieve the 1.5°C goal; and one on trend with the divisive summit.

Our delegates on the ground have been in conversations with environmentalists from around the world whose decisions could shape the future of Canada and the world. They believe that this final agreement is a small step but not the leap we need.

MEDIA RELEASE: International opposition to BC fracking

On November 10, activists from Canada, the US and Japan will publicly hold BC Environment Minister George Heyman accountable for his failure to lead on climate or meaningfully address LNG subsidies and expansion.

Good Start. Now Let’s Get Serious About 2030

For immediate release: October 27, 2021

K’jiipuktuk / /Halifax - The new Environmental and Climate Reduction Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature today is a good step in the right direction. Sierra Club Canada Foundation is pleased to see the inclusion of legislated target dates, including the phase-out of coal-fired electricity generation by 2030. We’re also glad to see more focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and assurances that sustainable prosperity will be part of every government department’s mandate.  

Politicians must show leadership on mega-hydro

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - The Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Grand Riverkeeper, and North American Megadam Resistance Alliance submitted a letter today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the premiers of the Atlantic provinces calling on them to oppose the Gull Island mega-hydro project. The Gull Island project is proposed to be built in the Grand River/Mistashipu area (colonially known as Churchill River) of Labrador.