Kaleigh McGregor-Bales's blog
Some of the big issues at the negotiations right now are:
- Kyoto Protocol 2nd Commitment Period
- Market mechanisms
- Carbon Capture and Storage
- Green Climate Fund
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If dirty industry can buy influence, why can’t we?
Countless people across Canada have called on this government to end its destructive subsidies for dirty oil extraction and commit to a fair, ambitious, and binding climate legislation, however, it seems our demands have fallen on deaf ears. It seems we are speaking the wrong language when it comes to getting our government’s ear, so now we’re going to try to speak in a language they understand. We know that our government is quite sympathetic to the needs of the oil industry, handing out billions in subsidies each year, so it seems money and influence is what is needed to gain their support, so this is your chance to take a page from the petroleum peddlers. Let’s buy back our future!
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In the first two days of the negotiators, countries gave statements at opening plenaries. Contact groups were formed where the knitty-gritty will be discussed. Many counties spoke about impacts that their countries are feeling from increased frequency of extreme weather events. Venezuela, representing ALBA (a progressive group of South American countries), accused the ‘predatory economies’ that are advocating for a voluntary approach to emissions reductions of being selfish and of destroying climate regime.
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By Kaleigh McGregor-Bales
Oil companies are the biggest funder of our current government. Our government has not only retracted Canada’s internationally legally binding emissions reductions commitments but is lobbying to reduce commitments in other countries. Our government is subsidizing the Tar Sands and supporting pipelines that will lock us into a fossil fuel future leading to climate catastrophe. Simply, our government is working for polluters not for the people of Canada.
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