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Why oil-loving Ottawa must end its financing of fossil fuels

15 January 2022

Canada is propping up the oil and gas industry with more public financing than any other G20 nation. Ottawa’s phaseout of this fossil finance should be swift and complete, argues Above Ground’s director in this Toronto Star opinion piece.

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Articles and Op-eds

ReconAfrica’s Okavango venture and the push for mandatory human rights due diligence in Canada

3 November 2021

In an ecologically fragile region of southern Africa, Calgary-based company Reconnaissance Africa Energy is exploring for oil. The project has sparked alarm around the globe, as environmental groups and community leaders warn of possible threats to critical food and water supplies, local livelihoods and endangered wildlife.

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Reports and Case Studies

2021 must mark the end of international support for fossil fuels

24 September 2021

Above Ground joins nearly 250 civil society groups from around the world in calling on governments to immediately end all public finance for fossil fuels, including that provided by export credit agencies like Export Development Canada.

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Letters and Submissions

“Investigate ReconAfrica”

16 September 2021

Above Ground and two other civil society organizations are asking the TSX Venture Exchange to set the record straight on oil and gas drilling by Canadian company ReconAfrica in the Okavango region of East Africa.

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Press Releases

Civil society reacts to Export Development Canada’s new climate plan

22 July 2021

Above Ground, Environmental Defence and Oil Change International release a statement reacting to EDC’s 2023 targets and 2050 net-zero emissions plan.

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Press Releases
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