In this letter to The Hill Times, Above Ground's director Karen Hamilton argues that Canadian lawmakers should build on global best practice in supply chain legislation and adopt a mandatory human rights due diligence law—and not ineffective reporting legislation such as the proposed Modern Slavery Act.
Letters and Submissions
With Export Development Canada set to announce its new climate targets any day, Above Ground and over one hundred civil society organizations are calling on Ottawa to follow the example set by the United Kingdom and immediately order EDC to align its business with Canada’s climate obligations.
Canada's human rights performance is up for review by the UN Human Rights Committee. The committee should ask Canada to explain how it squares its duty to protect the right to life with its policies favouring expanded fossil fuel production in a world wracked by climate change, we argue in a submission with the Center for International Environmental Law.
Crown corporation EDC is undermining Canada’s climate commitments. Will Ottawa step in and take action?
Last month over 50 civil society organizations joined us in calling for Ottawa to cut off Export Development Canada’s enormous flow of public financial support to an industry fuelling the climate crisis.
Above Ground and Brazilian allies seek details about Kinross’s plan to compensate locals impacted by mine
Over a decade after Kinross Gold displaced traditional communities in Brazil with its Morro do Ouro mine expansion, the firm has issued a proposal to the affected communities. Above Ground and its Brazilian partners have written to Brazilian authorities to obtain further details.
Our brief to the parliamentary committees studying Ottawa's COVID-19 economic response highlights the role of Canada's export bank in bailing out fossil fuel producers, and makes recommendations to align the government's response with its climate commitments.