Above Ground has written to Export Development Canada and International Trade Minister Mary Ng to seek clarification regarding the government’s new guidelines for implementing the Glasgow Statement. The statement, signed by dozens of countries at the 2021 UN climate talks, commits signatories to ending direct financing for the overseas fossil fuel sector.
Letters and Submissions
Above Ground has submitted the following brief to the parliamentary committee studying Bill S-211, which would require companies to report on the steps they're taking, if any, to address the risk of forced labour and child labour in their supply chains.
Letter from academics and legal professionals: Make human rights and environmental due diligence mandatory
The following letter, signed by over 100 academics and legal experts, was sent today to the prime minister calling for Canada to adopt a strong corporate accountability law.
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.
Canada is the largest public financier of fossil fuels in the G20, funnelling billions of dollars in support every year into an industry that must be wound down to avert severe climate breakdown. In this submission to a parliamentary committee, we call for an immediate, legally binding end to all public financial support for fossil fuels.
Above Ground joins nearly 250 civil society groups from around the world in calling on governments to immediately end all public finance for fossil fuels, including that provided by export credit agencies like Export Development Canada.