October 9, 2018

People Across Canada Demand Emergency Parliamentary Debate on IPCC Climate Report

Report makes it clear, meeting a 1.5ºC climate target means no new fossil fuels

Ottawa, ON – Hundreds of people across Canada have signed a petition calling on federal party leaders to commit to hold an emergency debate on Canada’s climate plan in the wake of today’s special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“In Paris, Canada not only agreed to, but championed a 1.5ºC climate target,” says Katie Perfitt, an organizer with 350.org in Ottawa. “Today’s IPCC report is crystal clear, we need to stop expanding fossil fuels, but Justin Trudeau and his government keep approving, celebrating, pledging to build and even buying massive fossil fuel projects – something doesn’t add up.

The petition, launched by the Canadian arm of global climate campaign 350.org, calls on every federal party leader to read the new IPCC report, and bring forward or support a motion for an emergency debate on the report when the House resumes sitting on October 15th.

“The IPCC report makes it clearer than we need real action, and we need it now,” Perfitt adds. “People all across Canada deserve a straight answer from Justin Trudeau, how is he going to keep his promises?”

The text of the petition can be found at https://gofossilfree.org/canada/1-5c/.


Contact: Cameron Fenton, [email protected], 604-369-2155