Blog Post: It’s official. Today more people took to the streets calling for climate action than on any other day in history. From New York City to Rio, London to Delhi -- we were everywhere.
Blog Post: An official count conducted at the People’s Climate March in New York City showed that over 310,000 people participated in the largest climate rally in history--more than tripling pre-march estimates of 100,000. Around the world, hundreds of thousands more joined 2,646 events in 156 countries.
Blog Post: Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in cities and towns around the world today to demand action on climate change on the eve of a Climate Summit at the United Nations. From the crowded streets of New Delhi to Melbourne to Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro, people in more than 156 countries joined 2646 events and rallies.
Blog Post: As hundreds of thousands of people gathered in New York City this weekend for the largest demonstration for climate action in history, representatives from communities across the United States and Canada joined together to march as a “Tar Sands Bloc” — to make their voices heard in opposition to continued expansion of tar sands, one of the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fuel sources on the planet.
Blog Post: Tar Sands Solutions Network joined hundreds of Canadians and hundreds of thousands of people at the People's Climate March in New York City today. We couldn't stay home, given it's just about the most important opportunity to importune the world's leaders for solutions to the impending climate catastrophe.
Blog Post: As a youth delegate at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Leehi Yona saw first hand how the government of Canada fails its people on the international stage through its persistent championing of the tar sands. "I heard testimony after testimony from those whose lives are negatively affected by the tar sands, whose lives are directly impacted by the climate change Canada is willingly playing a leadership role in promoting."
Blog Post: As world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, it is becoming all too clear how the paths taken by Canada and the United States have diverged in recent years. A backgrounder released by NRDC and Environmental Defense Canada compares the countries recent record on both climate and clean energy. While the United States has taken significant steps to become a credible actor on climate action while Canada is becoming known internationally for its climate inaction.
Blog Post: Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama won the presidency back in 2008, several of Prime Minister Harper’s ministers stated that Canada would work with the U.S. to tackle climate change, mirroring what was going on south of the border. It was the first message to Obama after “Congratulations.” Canadians were told that this would be a priority for the government and that work would begin within weeks. Six years later, it’s clear that the government’s promise was empty.