WHO WE ARE: ClimateFast, a concerned, dedicated volunteer, not-for-profit group, strives to build political will and to persuade parliamentarians to work toward urgent and substantial action on climate change. Meet the ClimateFasters.
WHAT WE DO:
Members of ClimateFast fast on the First of the Month.
On the first of the each month, we fast (carbon/food) in solidarity with the international Fast for the Climate. In fasting we reflect on the plight of people affected by catastrophic climate change caused by rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and thereby strengthen our resolve to call for action to abate the climate crisis.
To draw attention to our campaign, since 2012 we have held four Annual Fasts and Vigils on Parliament Hill. We also hold workshops and forums and publish the ClimateFast Newsletter.
Here in Canada, we call upon our politicians to pledge to work to:
These three measures will put us on a better course to reduce our GHG emissions, play fair on the international scene, and do our part in bringing about a just transition to a safe climate future.
Approximately 50 of the 130 MPs who signed the ClimateFast pledge under the previous session of the 41st Canadian parliament have been re-elected, along with several new MPs who pledged as candidates. The MPs list is available for people to view.
NOW IS THE TIME to make contact and work with newly elected MPs, asking them to sign the ClimateFast Pledge and ensure that climate action IS a priority.
RESEARCH: Find the background information for the chart below and much more in our Resources. Browse or search by subject.