State of the Forest Report: Seeing Through the Spin
Canada’s annual “State of the Forests” report is missing key information, including biodiversity impacts of industrial logging, the cumulative impacts of logging and the amount of carbon that is released from logging practices. Experts have set the record straight with their own report.
Defining Forest Degradation in Canada
Canada pledges to combat climate change and biodiversity loss by 2030, focusing on halting deforestation and land degradation. Despite scientific evidence linking forest degradation to climate and biodiversity concerns, insufficient government attention persists in primary and old-growth forests. This undermines Canada's credibility in urging global action, hindering effective, worldwide solutions.
Butterflies in My Backyard Report — Twenty thousand reasons to celebrate
More than 500 B.C. residents signed up to participate in BIMBY this year. They took part in online training sessions on how to photograph butterflies in their communities and submit them to the iNaturalist platform. Dozens of participants also documented the plants butterflies interacted with, making more than 4,000 plant and butterfly submissions.
DSF Submission on Federal Draft Clean Electricity Regulations
The David Suzuki Foundation’s submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s online consultation on the draft federal Clean Electricity Regulations. This submission includes a number of reports and resources, and the David Suzuki Foundation’s policy positions on this issue as of November 2, 2023.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — Equity strategy for municipal climate action planning
The Executive summary of the “Equity Strategy for Municipal Climate Action Plan” presents a comprehensive strategy for municipalities to integrate equity into their Climate Action Plans. A notable finding is that most Canadian CAPs lack an equity component, and when it is included, it is either as part of the city's climate actions or described in a separate strategy.
Equity Strategy for Municipal Climate Action Planning
The “Equity Strategy for Municipal Climate Action Plan” is a transformative strategy for municipalities to integrate equity into climate action plans. This resource offers information on creating inclusive, effective climate actions, drawing insights from across Canada and focusing on social equity.
Fossil fuels are driving affordability crisis; smart climate policy is the answer
This joint letter explains why 16 civil society organizations are sounding the alarm about attacks on Canada’s carbon pricing system, a cornerstone climate policy. Affordability and climate action must be addressed together.
LEGAL OPINION — International obligations governing Canada’s development of new liquefied natural gas production capacity in light of the climate change emergency
This legal opinion contributes to the mounting evidence that continued public investment in fossil fuels harms economic security, the environment and human rights. It lays down the rationale for why governments must cease all fossil fuel public financing and subsidies.
REPORT SUMMARY — Burning Bridge: Debunking LNG As A Climate Solution
This report summary shares key take-aways from Burning Bridge report which covers the science on the climate impacts of natural gas/LNG, the necessary reductions in gas/LNG supply and demand under the Paris Agreement and how this disqualifies Canadian liquefied natural gas as a climate solution.
60 Organizations Call for Release of Federal Clean Electricity Regulations Without Further Delay
60 organizations delivered this letter to the Government of Canada to send a clear message of support for strong Clean Electricity Regulations to be released without delay, and to set the path to a zero-emissions electricity system by 2035 throughout Canada.
Moving the needle on CEPA modernization: Key provisions in Bill S-5
Bill S-5 is an important step toward modernizing CEPA. Senate and House committees studied the bill and passed amendments that improve its core provisions, addressing some, though not all, of our recommendations.