Academics and researchers including Above Ground staff urge the prime minister to abandon plans to bail out oil and gas firms, and instead align Canada's economic recovery with its climate commitments.
Letters and Submissions
In this submission to the UN special rapporteur on racial discrimination, we call attention to the role that multinational companies’ home states can play in facilitating extractive projects that harm ethnic minorities.
Whatever happened to Canada’s review of non-tax fossil fuel subsidies? A letter to the environment minister
Canada has pledged to end inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025. Last year the government launched a review of federal non-tax measures that benefit fossil fuel companies and may qualify as inefficient subsidies. In this letter, we ask when the review will be finalized and whether the full results will be made public.
Canada's Export Development Act is under review. In this submission to the government, Above Ground and civil society groups from across Canada call for legal reforms to bolster the accountability and transparency of Export Development Canada.
In this submission to the federal government, we call for reforms to the Export Development Act to prohibit Export Development Canada from supporting fossil fuel companies and projects.
Canada's export credit agency is reviewing its environmental and social risk management policies. Given the agency's repeated support for companies facing credible allegations of human rights abuse, environmental damage or other serious harms, such a review is long overdue.