CANADA IN THE HOT SEAT
By continuing to extract, burn and transport fossil fuels which took millions of years to create, Canada is contributing to the warming of the planet. We use oil, coal and natural gas, unaware of the global consequences, to run cars, heat homes, conduct business and power our factories.
Canada’s economic dependence on fossil fuels is the main reason our government has refused to significantly limit our greenhouse gas emissions. Canada is the only country in the world to have withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol. We have become isolated on the world stage because we have not been doing our part. Recently, the European Union, Mexico, the United States and China have announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, while Canada lags behind. Download the report Feeling the Heat to learn more about the devastating impacts of climate change on the Global South.