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Youth Climate Corps makes it to the table
A Youth Climate Corps (YCC) was brought forth in front of Parliament on December 4th by Victoria MP Laurel Collins. A YCC would provide training, good paying work, and set youth up for a career in climate resilience. Canadian youth need hope and a path forward. After a poll revealed 1.3 million youth are interested in enrolling in a YCC, it's up to the federal government to invest in supporting futures and making this a reality.
Indigenous Climate Action released a new report about the lack of Indigenous representation in international climate policy discussions
A new report by Indigenous Climate Action is highlighting the lack of inclusion of Indigenous peoples in international climate policy, despite protecting over 80% of the world’s biodiversity. In order to make progress with reconciliation and conservation efforts, Indigenous peoples must not only be included, but they should be leading climate conversations domestically and globally. Click the link below to access the full report.
Greenwashing at COP28: Near 400% Increase of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists in Attendance
An unprecedented 2,456 fossil fuel lobbyists attended the climate talks – compared to 636 the year prior – where at least 35 people were part of Canada's official delegation, compared with 8 in 2022. Whose voice is being prioritized?
Canadian government overturns single-use plastic ban after oil industry lobbying
The federal government officially banned single-use plastics on the grounds of “toxicity,” back in December, but after plastics manufacturers, including Dow Inc and Imperial Oil, lobbied the government, the ban is now overturned.
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