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Export Development Canada must account for its climate impacts

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.

Tribunal dictamina que Ottawa puede mantener secreto sobre ayuda a Goldcorp en litigio de derechos humanos

El Tribunal Federal ha dictaminado que el gobierno canadiense no está obligado legalmente a revelar detalles sobre sus intervenciones  diplomáticas a favor de una empresa minera canadiense que ha sido acusada de abusos de los  derechos humanos en Guatemala.  

2022-03-03T15:17:30-05:002 March 2022|Tags: , , , |

Ottawa must end all financing for fossil fuels, ‘abated’ or not

In this op-ed in The Hill Times, we argue that Ottawa must initiate a swift and complete phase-out of all public financial support for fossil fuel development of any kind - with no allowances for technologies, such as carbon capture, that prolong our dependence on fossil fuels at a time when we must be rapidly winding down their use.

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

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.