The federal election has been called for September 20, 2021.
This election it is critically important for dealing effectively with the climate emergency and setting Canada on a path towards a climate-safe future. Over the summer we have seen intense heat waves, droughts and devastating wildfires in Canada, and the media has been full of dire climate news. Both the Assessment 6 Report of Working Group 1 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released on August 9th, and the urgent Net Zero by 2020 call to action from the International Energy Agency (IEA), paint a grim future if we do not take immediate action. Climate solutions have become a priority for Canadians voters. However, little has been done so far and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. During this election period we need to call on all parties to communicate their plans for rapid and deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
Join Team Climate 2021
You are invited to join TEAM Climate 2021! We’re an informal network of climate groups in Toronto working together to bring climate urgency into this election.
We need your help with:
Messaging: signs, buttons, door hangers, postcards
Media: getting more media coverage on climate! And help with our TEAM Climate 2021 website, which is in development. We'll be adding information and resources as we go.
Outreach: help us get more people involved & build our network
Candidates’ Pledge: we are asking candidates to support the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Help us plan delivery to all the candidates*