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.
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 (There are some recounts underway so final numbers have yet to be confirmed.) We will post the list of those MPs on our website soon.
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.
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.
WHY THIS IS THE YEAR: On October 19th, Canada voted for change! In a landslide victory, Liberal Leader and MP, Justin Trudeau, became Prime Minister and he has now formed Ministries. MPs are in the process of taking office and parliament will meet briefly, starting December 3rd. Also in December, the Liberal Government, federal opposition leaders, and Provincial Premiers will join world leaders in Paris for the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21). Canada will have opportunity to be a frontrunner in the fight against rising global emissions and devastating climate change.
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
RESEARCH: Find the background information for the chart below and much more in our Resources. Browse or search by subject.