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Liberal Climate Plan a Recipe for Failure: SCAN! Report Reveals
Seniors for Climate Action Now! (SCAN!) has just released a damning report on the Federal government's "A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy" plan, arguing that many of the plans initiatives are "too little too late." The report, titled "The Liberal Climate Action Plan: A Recipe for Failure" writes that the Liberal plan remains fixated on economic growth and protecting the oil and gas industry. According to the report, "the government has adopted a ‘fossil …
Climate Legacy to host Webinar on Potentials and Pitfalls of Climate Responsible Investment
Climate Legacy, in partnership with The Group of 78, is pleased announce its first webinar of 2021: Potentials and Pitfalls of Climate Responsible Investment: A forum for individuals seeking to do good with their investment choices. The webinar will take place on April 15th, 11AM EDT. Speakers Tim Nash, of Good Investing and Mary Robinson of the Responsible Investing Association, will be delving into the challenges and opportunities of ensuring that your savings are actually …
Banks are still Funding Fossil Fuels, with RBC the Worst Canadian Culprit
Three of Canada's banks—RBC, TD and Scotiabank—are among the top 12 banks in the world financing fossil fuel industries. In 2020, RBC spent $18 billion on fossil fuel financing, and has spent a total of $160 billion since on the industries 2016. Comparatively, TD and Scotiabank spent close to $16 billion in 2020, while since 2016 they have respectively invested $121 and $113 billion in fossil fuels. The Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 report is …
Climate Legacy Interview of the Month: Tony McQuail and the EFAO
Every month, Climate Legacy chats with a network member to hear their story and what inspired their climate action. The Ecological Farmers of Ontario is one of Climate Legacy’s newest member groups. Founded in 1979, the EFAO is dedicated to helping farmers build resilient, ecological farms.    Tony McQuail is a founding member of the organization. He has been working on farms since 1970 and has dedicated much of his life to sustainable farming techniques, from regenerative soil management to …
Bill McKibben: Grandparents, Follow the Lead of Young People on Climate Issues
In an in-depth interview about his work on fossil fuel divestment Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said that older Canadians need to start "taking the legacy they are leaving behind seriously." The public event, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism and sponsored by Canada's National Observer, spanned politics, Canada's carbon problem and how 350.org became the largest anti-corporate campaign in the world. But McKibben also had choice words for his own generation, …