Climate Change & Extractives
The climate crisis is a priority for Canadians but the government has yet to take the hard decisions to accelerate emissions reductions, end fossil fuel subsidies and contribute Canada’s fair share to international climate finance. Human rights abuses related to Canadian corporate activity abroad will not be curbed without an independent ombudsperson office with teeth and legislative reforms of Export Development Canada.
In Canada’s current international climate finance package, climate adaptation projects make up less than 35% of allocated funds.
— Speech from the Throne, December 2019