As COP28 gets underway in Dubai, Above Ground joins over one hundred climate justice, human rights and corporate accountability organizations from around the world in issuing an appeal to world leaders for bold climate action centred on corporate justice and prosperity for all.
Above Ground supported a delegation of Indigenous land defenders who visited Ottawa recently to speak with decision makers and the public about their experiences fighting TC Energy pipeline projects in their communities.
New investigations are highlighting once again the rampant use of forced labour globally. We’re working with civil society partners to urge immediate action by countries like Canada to halt and prevent this abuse.
Above Ground is tracking the details of complaints to the CORE regarding alleged human rights abuses linked to Canadian companies. Here we list cases that are under investigation or for which information is publicly known. We will update the list with new information as it is released.
Join us in Ottawa on Oct. 16 for a public talk with Indigenous delegates from communities in Mexico and Wet'suwet'en territory fighting TC Energy pipeline projects. Hear how they're pushing back in defence of their land against these pipelines being built by TC Energy with support from the Canadian government.
The global seafood industry is rife with worker abuse, and we need comprehensive measures to stop companies profiting from it, write Georgina Alonso of Above Ground and Bea Bruske of the Canadian Labour Congress in this Hill Times op-ed.
Ottawa is poised to end a significant component of its support for fossil fuel companies. It has unveiled its criteria to identify "inefficient" subsidies that must end. Left intact, however, are billions of dollars in financing for oil and gas firms, and a phase-out plan for this support is facing delay.
Amidst increasing awareness of Canadian ties to forced labour overseas, Ottawa is being urged to make better use of legal tools to attack the problem. In this brief, we take stock of Canada's existing legislation and policies related to forced labour in international supply chains, and how they are — or aren't — being enforced.
A human rights and corporate accountability project
Above Ground strives to ensure that companies based in Canada or supported by the Canadian state respect human rights worldwide. We shed light on companies’ impacts abroad, and we advance solutions for accountability and access to justice in Canada.
Above Ground works to ensure that companies based in Canada or supported by the Canadian state respect human rights and the environment worldwide. It is a project of MakeWay, a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.
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