Imagine a future when Canada is a climate leader

The Foundation works with government, Indigenous leaders, businesses and citizens to uphold Canada’s climate action plan (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change) and our internationally binding Paris Agreement commitment.

Our policy and advocacy work

Trottier Energy Futures Project

The Trottier Energy Futures Project points to opportunities to dramatically reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions using existing technologies. The research also examines the country’s carbon-emissions challenges that could prevent progress. By knowing these challenges, the research identifies where innovation and new approaches will be needed in urban design, transportation, electricity generation, infrastructure, industrial production and societal change.

Phasing out coal-fired power

On November 21, 2016, the federal government announced a plan to speed up the shift away from coal, Canada’s dirtiest power source. Under the new regulations, Canada will be free of conventional coal-fired electricity by 2030.

This was a major win for public health, the environment and the economy. The Foundation’s climate team has been working on this issue for more than a decade.

This success would not have been possible without the tens of thousands of supporters like you who sent letters to the government through our “Say no to coal in Canada” online action. We delivered an anti-coal letter to Parliament Hill, representing almost 35,000 people in Canada, on the day of the government’s announcement.