Above Ground, the RRSE and CISO join the growing chorus of voices calling on Ottawa to halt its military exports to Israel. This should be an urgent priority given the scale of the humanitarian emergency in Gaza and serious questions being raised as to whether Israel is committing war crimes.
This publication provides an overview of claims filed in Canadian courts containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse overseas related to the operations of Canadian extractive companies or companies within their corporate group. We examine the outcomes and implications of each case, as well as the challenges inherent in transnational litigation of this nature.
Export Development Canada has joined other export banks in co-founding the Net-Zero Export Credit Agency Alliance. With this, EDC commits to aligning its business with “pathways to net-zero,” but its steadfast support for fossil fuels calls into question the seriousness of its commitment.
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.
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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