This is part of a series on sparking change with a Green New Deal.
When I first started working on climate issues almost 20 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) pegged the annual death toll from the climate crisis at 150,000. The WHO is now projecting that from 2030 to 2050 the climate crisis will take the lives of at least 250,000 every year.
This is the first blog in a series on the changes a Green New Deal can spark.
On May 6, the Council of Canadians helped launch the Pact for a Green New Deal, along side dozens of other organizations. Over 50,000 people have since signed the pledge, over 100 organizations have now joined, and 150 town halls have taken place (with many more still planned). This is just the beginning of shaping a...
13 people were arrested on Parliament Hill yesterday at a Protest Against Megadam Megadamage in Ottawa, which started outside the annual meeting of the International Coalition on Large Dams before marching to the Hill.
Green New Deal (GND) town halls have been happening in communities across Turtle Island and the Atlantic region (Wabanaki territory) bringing people together to discuss climate emergency action.
The Council of Canadians is part of a broad new coalition launching today with the aim of winning transformative change in the face of the climate crisis.