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OECD talks provide Canada with an opportunity to walk the talk on fossil finance

February 27, 2023
One week before key OECD talks on aligning export finance with international climate goals, Above Ground and more than 175 civil society organizations from over 45 countries have released a position calling for an end to export finance for oil and gas.
December 9, 2022
Today the Government of Canada released a plan to end new public finance for fossil fuels abroad and instead prioritize clean energy projects. The policy, which comes into effect on January 1, 2023, marks a critical first step towards eliminating Canada’s massive levels of support for oil and gas and aligning federal support with a climate-safe future.
November 23, 2022
Social justice groups are urging Ottawa to fulfill a pledge to crack down on human rights abuse involving Canadian multinationals after legal action was filed today against Barrick Gold in an Ontario Court.
March 29, 2022
Groundbreaking corporate accountability legislation was tabled in Canada's Parliament today. These two bills would, if passed, help protect people and the planet, and they deserve all-party support.
March 2, 2022
The Federal Court has ruled the Canadian government is not legally required to disclose details about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian mining firm accused of human rights abuse in Guatemala.
September 16, 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.
July 22, 2021
Above Ground, Environmental Defence and Oil Change International release a statement reacting to EDC's 2023 targets and 2050 net-zero emissions plan.
June 21, 2021
Canada’s enforcement of a ban on importing goods produced by forced workers will fall short of standards set by the U.S. example unless Ottawa strengthens its policies, according to a report released today by Above Ground.
May 31, 2021
The draft model law would require Canadian firms to respect human rights throughout their global operations and supply chains.

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Karen Hamilton, director
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