This year, Earth Day is being marked by a very special event: the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement. It is expected that more than 170 countries will sign the agreement on this opening day, which will be a record.
Geneviève Talbot, Chargée de recherche et de plaidoyer
Le 12 février dernier, j’ai eu la chance d’assister à une conférence publique sur les implications de la COP21 pour le Canada et le Québec, organisée par l’Institut de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire (EDDEC).
On March 3, 2016, the first ministers' conference, organized by the Prime Minister, will be held in Vancouver to discuss the future climate policies of Canada. This meeting provides an opportunity for the government to honour the commitments it made during COP21 in Paris, in December, 2015.
With the federal election now behind us, this is the time to show our newly elected government that we are expecting bold action on climate change at the December UN climate summit in Paris. This summit will be the new Canadian government’s first opportunity to show the world that our country is ready to change course and take bold action for a more sustainable and equitable world.