Canada is propping up the oil and gas industry with more public financing than any other G20 nation. Ottawa's phaseout of this fossil finance should be swift and complete, argues Above Ground's director in this Toronto Star opinion piece.
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Ottawa is bailing out fossil fuel producers. Will Canadians be given a full accounting of the costs?
Wealthy nations are called upon to ramp up their climate action plans in 2020. Instead, they’re bolstering the very industries that must be phased out to avert disastrous climate breakdown.
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.
Last month Export Development Canada released its climate change policy. The policy does not commit the agency to reducing the billions of dollars in support it provides the oil and gas sector each year.
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.
As leaders of the world’s richest countries gather at the G7 summit today, Canada’s prime minister intends to push for a commitment on climate change in the meeting’s final statement. But the government’s slow progress on a 2009 pledge to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies raises questions about Canada’s own commitment to cut emissions.