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Export Development Canada must account for its climate impacts

24 August 2022

With the trade minister currently preparing her annual statement outlining Ottawa’s policy expectations for Export Development Canada, Above Ground has sent her the following letter urging the government to place the highest priority on making this Crown corporation accountable for its global climate impacts.

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Letters and Submissions

Canadian Policy on Forced Labour in International Supply Chains

9 August 2022

Amidst increasing awareness of Canadian business ties to forced labour overseas, Ottawa is being urged to make better use of legal and policy tools at its disposal to attack this problem. In this short backgrounder we take stock of Canada’s existing legislation and policies of relevance to forced labour in international supply chains, and how they are — or aren’t — being enforced.

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Reports, Case Studies and Backgrounders

After Hidroituango disaster, EDC talks remedy but fails to provide it

13 June 2022

Problems in the construction of a hydroelectric dam financed in part by Canada led to a flooding disaster in northwestern Colombia in 2018, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Four years later, locals are still suffering the consequences, with no remedy from Canada in sight.

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It’s time to stop bankrolling and exporting climate destruction

9 June 2022

Climate change is a global human rights emergency of unprecedented proportions—and devastating consequences. Canada’s contribution to this crisis must be addressed. We must immediately end our bankrolling of fossil fuels.

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Articles and Op-eds

Submission to Parliament: Ending Canada’s Public Finance for Fossil Fuels

1 June 2022

Canada is the largest public financier of fossil fuels in the G20, funnelling billions of dollars in support every year into an industry that must be wound down to avert severe climate breakdown. In this submission to a parliamentary committee, we call for an immediate, legally binding end to all public financial support for fossil fuels.

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