Big news! On Sunday, the Alberta government made the historic announcement that it will limit carbon emissions from the tar sands — keeping 6 million barrels of oil in the ground per day! This is a great first step in the transition from dirty tar sands development to clean, sustainable jobs in renewables.
Of course, there is still more to be done to meet the emissions cuts that science demands — but the days of endless tar sands expansion are over, and that is worth celebrating!
We have had so many victories for the climate this year — from Shell quitting its Arctic drilling plans to Obama rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
Let’s keep our movement growing because we are still a long way from where we need to be. Our new government is making some positive steps on climate, but is still showing up to the climate summit in Paris next week without any climate targets. And that’s just not good enough.
We know that when enough people work together, anything is possible. And that’s why we need you now, more than ever, to join to movement for the climate and demand we move to 100% renewables by 2050.
This weekend, over 2000 marches and rallies are planned worldwide, and it’s not too late to join in. Buses are still available to Canada’s flagship march in Ottawa on Sunday, or you can find your nearest event by clicking here.
If you are coming to Ottawa, remember to wear green and meet the Greenpeace bloc at 112 Laurier Ave W!
When the UN Climate Summit begins on Monday, we will have activists in Paris monitoring, influencing and reporting on the negotiations as they happen — and we’ll be keeping you updated throughout the conference. But first, we hope you’ll join us for an historic day of global action.
See you on the streets!
Climate Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada