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Climate of Justice :
Investing in equality

Around the world, the climate crisis threatens the future and present of people, especially women and youth. To help build a sustainable future, Canada has a duty to act. Let’s demand that our government stop funding polluting projects. This includes better regulation of the financial sector and an end to harmful investments. Together, let’s make our voices heard so that climate issues are a priority in our society! Let’s create a climate of justice today to build a future of equality.

gĂ©nĂ©rositĂ©What future do we want? Solidarity and the environment have always been strong canadians values. Sorting our waste or composting is important! But it won’t be enough.

partenairesLarge institutions, like banks and governments, have a major role to play. Let’s demand that they stop fuelling the climate crisis and investing in environmentally damaging projects.

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What are we asking of the government?

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Regulating the banking sector for sustainable finance

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Disengage from fossil fuels to protect the planet

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Hearing the voice of the people excluded from power

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Supporting the countries most affected by the climate crisis

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Regulating the banking sector for sustainable finance

Every green project, like every polluting project, is supported by a bank. However, it is impossible to know the carbon footprint of the projects that are financed with our savings. In fact, no Canadian bank has yet disclosed the polluting emissions it finances. This is why we are calling for better regulation of the financial sector so that :

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Canadian banks disclose the carbon footprint of their investments (not just their operations)

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Banks take climate risk into account in their investments

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Canada’s banks release plan to become carbon neutral by 2035

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There should be clear standards for green funds, as in the European Union

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The final recommendations of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance be implemented and the federal Climate Aligned Finance Act (S-243) be passed and implemented

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Disengage from fossil fuels to protect the planet

“To provide a safe environment for both people and nature, it will be essential to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including those from burning fossil fuels in the near future.”

➧ IPCC (2022)

The combustion of fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal, is one of the main causes of air pollution. In 2021, it will account for nearly: 89% of greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector. Urgent action is needed to:

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Demand that the federal and provincial governments divest from the fossil fuel sector by 2025

Hearing the voice of the people excluded from power

Women, youth and marginalized communities are particularly affected by the climate crisis. Yet these groups are largely excluded from decision-making spaces. By including them more on climate issues, solutions would take into account the needs of all humanity. Therefore, we must:

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Ensure that women, youth, indigenous and marginalized communities are heard and actively participate in climate-related decision-making

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Establish the permanent youth committee on climate as adopted in April 2022 by l’AssemblĂ©e nationale du QuĂ©bec.

Supporting the countries most affected by the climate crisis

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Climate change is a costly, and sometimes deadly, reality that hits people in low-income countries the hardest. Did you know that nearly 80% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture? That’s why we need to:

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Ensure that communities affected by climate-related disasters receive adequate assistance in dealing with the damage caused

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Ensure adequate and sustainable climate finance to support the most affected communities

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Want to do more for the climate?

Oxfam-Québec and its partners are taking action to ensure that the voices of Quebec youth are heard. Are you concerned about climate issues? Participate in the COP27 climate negotiations or join our delegation!

Participate in the COP27 climate negotiations from Quebec

Do you want to get more involved for a climate of justice? Participate in the 2nd edition of the Climate Dialogues!

This way, you will be able to understand the issues debated this year and actively follow the climate negotiations at COP27, while keeping both feet in Quebec.

COP27What is the COP 27? It is the 27th conference on climate. It will bring together countries from around the world from November 7 to 18, 2022, in Egypt.

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Join the Future Generations Delegation

Created in the fall of 2021 with the support of Oxfam-Québec, the delegation is making the voice of youth heard on the future of climate change. Recently, it has promoted the adoption of a motion by the National Assembly of Quebec. This motion aims to create a permanent youth committee on climate.

In November 2022, as part of the 2nd edition of the Climate Dialogues, the delegation will conduct a consultation with other youth on the desired direction and shape of this committee. Interested? Join the Future Generations Delegation now!

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Climate activists take action around the world

Greta Thunberg’s name is often associated with that of environmental activism. With her, other women are committed to the climate and human rights, all over the world.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an activist from the indigenous Mbororo community living in Central Africa. She notably founded the Association of Indigenous Fulani Women of Chad (AFPAT).

” I was in elementary school when I started defending the rights of indigenous peoples, because I was already fighting for my rights. At the age of 16, I realized that I couldn’t talk about human rights without talking about environmental rights. When the environment is degraded, our identity, our culture and our life are also seriously threatened. Understanding this was a revelation for me. “

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Majandra Rodriguez Acha is an activist from Peru. She notably confused TierrActiva PerĂș and is co-director of FRIDA Young Feminist Fund.

” I ended up finding my place, in connection with the ecofeminist struggle. I became aware of how the exploitation of land, the exploitation of people and violence against women are linked.
Are not all these systems constructs? Gender roles … The industrial system … We can build something else. It is possible to do things differently. “

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Betty Barkha is a feminist from Fiji. In particular, she is preparing a doctorate at the university on the gendered consequences of displacements induced by climate change.

” The coronavirus epidemic has reminded everyone that climate change is a threat multiplier. When a crisis occurs, social inequalities increase. Those who have always been marginalized will suffer the most. Billionaires are becoming multibillionaires, while developing countries take on more debt. If that isn’t proof of a global systemic failure, I don’t know what it is. “

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To go further

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