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.
oil and gas bailout
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.