CANDIDATES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN
In the countdown for the October 19, 2015 Canadian federal election, ClimateFast is focusing on Candidates! Below are some who have signed our Pledge.
QUESTIONS TO ASK AT ALL-CANDIDATES MEETINGS:
In 2009, Canada committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. The G7 Leaders’ Summit in June 2015 committed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the 21st century. There is not, as yet, any plan of action to support these commitments.
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.
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.
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.
To draw attention to our campaign, we have held four Annual Fasts and Vigils on Parliament Hill.
We also hold workshops and forums and publish the ClimateFast Newsletter.
WHY THIS IS THE YEAR: There continue to be many environmental initiatives in 2015 leading up to the federal election on October 19th and Paris COP21 in late November/December. To date we have collected 130+ signatures from parliamentarians. See the list of MPs and Senators and who have pledged. We continue this appeal, although now, we are focusing on Candidates for the October federal election, to sign the ClimateFast Pledge. Sign up to be part of this campaign.
READ: The Joint Statement to the Government, delivered by ClimateFast to the office of the Prime Mininster, on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
Joint Statement to the Government of Canada
Déclaration conjointe au Gouvernement du Canada
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