News: Climate Justice

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and views from CPJ on climate justice by reading the articles written by CPJ staff and citing CPJ’s work.

Faith Communities Write to Minister Freeland Ahead of the Throne Speech

In advance of the September 2020 Throne Speech, and to mark the Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4), For the Love of Creation issued an open letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Recognizing that important policy and budgetary decisions are currently being made, the letter echoes our e-petition in calling on the Government of Canada to: Commit…

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Season of Creation prompts calls for action

In an August 2020 brief to the House of Commons standing committee on finance pre-budget consultations, CPJ said that “the COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened our collective focus.”

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Striving for Trust-based Allyship

This is humbling, challenging work. It is also wonderfully rewarding. My project “Restoring Indigenous Rights” has taught me to listen rather than speak, learn rather than assume, and most importantly, commit rather than pretend.

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Creation’s Call to Action

Communities of faith have continued to call on corporations and governments to practice restraint and respect. Growth at the expense of a healthy environment will only bankrupt all of creation.

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Recovering to Net Zero Emissions

The federal government has pledged to introduce legislation for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As we recover from COVID-19, we must determine how that will be achieved.

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Caring Jobs are Green Jobs

Caring professionals see the impacts of climate change first hand. Our government should invest in health care, education, and social work, to both serve the community and address climate change.

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Together for the Love of Creation

This national-level initiative is open to all faith communities and faith-based organizations who wish to take meaningful action for climate justice in the next decade.

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Faith groups want a new ‘just’ society in post-pandemic world

COVID-19 has laid bare what we already knew about the precarity and inequity of our existing systems: millions were already living in poverty; climate change was already affecting northern communities’ access to food; a lack of affordable housing stock was already barring newcomers to Canada from successful economic integration; and inadequate funding and disputes between levels of government left many Indigenous communities without the healthcare they need.

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The Climate Context of a Global Virus

We are all bound together in our well-being as people and as a planet. COVID-19 has reminded us that we cannot wash our hands of the shared responsibility of caring for our neighbor or creation.

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Faith Organizations Join Forces for Earth’s Sake

The campaign, called “For the Love of Creation,” launched April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It sets out several ways they hope to harness the “long history of work in ecological conservation, environmental activism and advocacy for climate justice.”

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