By CPJ |
As people of faith, we are called to love, and advocate for, all of God’s glorious creation.
CPJ urges the governments in Canada to adopt better climate change policy. Through research, analysis, partnerships, and government engagement, CPJ raises awareness about the urgent need for action. CPJ often works specifically with churches and denominational groups to help them take action on ecological justice.
Canada is at a crossroads. After a divisive federal election, the climate crisis is one among many significant issues that need to be addressed. Our governments, at all levels, clearly have important roles to play. So too do we, as citizens and as people of faith.
Today, CPJ joined Climate Action Network Canada and 29 other organizations from across Canada in writing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As he prepares to form a new cabinet, we called on him to put in places mechanisms to meet stronger climate targets that would limit warming to 1.5°.
Canada needs to transition to a clean economy — and we need to make sure we do this right. We can, and must, do this by pursuing a just transition.
The federal government released its lengthy Arctic and Northern Policy Framework on September 10, 2019. Despite a much-anticipated outcome, the roadmap provided in the policy appears to be shifting away from actionable framework for ensuring environmental conservation of the Arctic.
To mark the Season of Creation and lend support to Global Climate Action Week, CPJ hosted a week-long national prayer chain. Prayers for Creation began on Friday, September 20 and continued through Friday, September 27, 2019. People across Canada prayed, an hour at a time, alone and in community. Here are some of the prayers they shared:…