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COP26

The world is gearing up for COP26 - and there are many ways for you to be involved!

Fossil Fuel Election Pledge Campaign

During the federal election campaign TeamClimate 2021 urged candidates to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. Candidates from three of the major federal political parties pledged support for the Treaty, including Green Party candidate Amanda Cain.

Team Climate 2021

The federal election has been called for September 20, 2021. ClimateFast is working with other climate activists to put together an election mobilizing team to put the climate crisis at the top of the election agenda.  If you would like to volunteer to join the team, email lyn[at]climatefast.ca for information.

We restricted nuclear weapons. Now we must limit fossil fuels

On Aug. 6, 1945, a single nuclear blast destroyed Hiroshima, Japan. Imagine 400,000 Hiroshima bombs a day. That’s the energy imbalance being created on the planet — an imbalance that has doubled, according to NASA, since 2005. And every time we leave our homes in a fossil-fuelled car, take a flight or turn on our gas-powered furnace or AC, we are adding to that energy imbalance. We are saturating an oversaturated atmosphere.

FFNPT IN THE NEWS!

The passing of the motion by Toronto City Council to endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty led to a number of op-ed articles and letters to the editor being published by various news outlets.

Growing the FFNPT one town at a time: our 10 step campaign strategy!

Here we share the story of our two-month campaign in Toronto. We recognize this model will need to be adapted to your local circumstances. Every campaign will be different.

We Made History!! Toronto City Council Endorses Call for Fossil Fuel Treaty

On July 15th Toronto City Council took a big step in response to the climate emergency by voting in an overwhelming majority to endorse the call for a FossilFuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative which takes aim at the source of 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

TCAN members support the FFNP Treaty

The Toronto Climate Action Network is a network of over 40 climate action organizations in the Toronto area, including ClimateFast. Many TCAN members voiced their support for the City to endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was passed by City Council on July 15, 2021.

Compiled City Council Email Addresses

If you want to bcc all Toronto City Councillors, here is a compiled list of their email addresses that you can copy and paste into the bcc line of your email message:

Letters urging City Council to support the Fossil Fuel Treaty

Over a hundred people copied ClimateFast on letters they sent to Mayor Tory and Toronto City Councillors urging them to support the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. We have posted a few below for your information.

ACT NOW - SEND A LETTER!

Below is a letter you can use as a template to ask your Councillor to support a motion to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

 

Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas

This May, The Narwhal, held a webinar on the role Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas (IPCAs) could play in protecting biodiversity and mitigating climate change (1). IPCAs are different from other Conservation Areas because the lands and waters are governed by Indigenous leadership using Indigenous laws, governance and knowledge systems (2). Valérie Courtois, Director of the Indigenous Leadership Institute, talked about reframing “land use plans” as “relationship plans”. It’s a fundamentally different way of interacting with the world around us when you think about your responsibilities…

Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty-Toronto Campaign

We have whole-heartedly endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT) and helped to organize the Toronto FFNPT campaign, along with our partners MobilizeTO and Fridays4FutureTO.  Our aim was to have Toronto City Council endorse the treaty, and to ask the Canadian government to endorse the treaty and support its passage at the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021. This was acheived on June 14, 2021. Lyn Adamson expains how in her blog "Growing the FFNPT one town at a time: our 10 step campaign strategy!"

Toronto Fossil Fuel Treaty Campaign Off To a Strong Start

Nearly 200 participants joined in the Toronto launch of the campaign for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty on June 14, 2021.

Last night's webcast featured 10 speakers....Read more

Tips for meeting with your Councillor

1.    Request the Meeting 
Your email to your councillor might go something like this:

 

KTCC Monthly Support Meetings

Kitchen Table Climate Conversations (KTCCs) present a way we can create a dedicated space to share experiences, feelings and ideas about climate change. They begin with a host who invites others to come sit around their table and engage in a guided conversation. Virtual tables for now of course! Hosts can run the conversation themselves or work with a facilitator.KTCC

Groundwork: Food+Land+Climate

Food systems have a huge impact on climate and climate has a huge influence on food production. Learn how agriculture and changes in our food system can be a climate solution.  Drawdown research has shown that the many facets that go into the global food system produce almost a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.  Groundwork: Food+Land+Climate is a series of webcasts in preparation for the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit this September - "Just…

Friday For Future Toronto and Budget Report

Fridays for Future Toronto is asking you to write your councillors in support of strong climate action at the city.  We have put a full report on the budget on our ClimateFast municipal webpage, www.climatefast.ca/carbonfreeTO.  We also provide a report on key votes.