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.
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.
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.
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.
Parliament will soon vote on Bill S-211, a corporate reporting law meant to "fight" forced and child labour in supply chains. Experts who’ve weighed in on the law have said it will do little, if anything, to achieve that aim.
How are Canadian firms responding to reports of forced labour in their supply chains? We asked dozens of companies whose suppliers have faced high-profile allegations of abuse. More than half of them didn’t reply.
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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