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You can help make a difference at COP28

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Nov 4th, 2023
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Greenpeace

Do you know what’s happening one month from now? COP28, also known as the United Nations climate change conference, is starting on November 30th.

We know the world headlines are incredibly hard to watch right now. Climate change will put increased pressure on achieving peace, and COP28 is one of the key moments to prevent the world from tumbling even more into flames.

Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada will be present at COP28, and this is our opportunity to tackle the root causes of the climate crisis – fossil fuels – and address the unavoidable damage that the climate crisis will provoke. This is your time to help!

Take Action Now

I know you recently took action to urge our leaders to regulate Fossil Banks, so I thought you might also want to take action in the lead-up to COP28. Will you tell Ministers Guilbeault and Freeland to phase-out from fossil fuels at COP28?

This past summer was one of record temperatures and wildfires. [1] This extreme weather we – and people across the world – experienced is only going to get worse if we don’t start serious emissions reduction now. As the fourth largest oil producer in the world, COP28 is Canada’s opportunity to stop its fossil fuel dependency and step up as a climate leader by leading the way into decarbonization. [2]

For COP28, we have two clear asks for Minister Guilbeault and Minister Freeland. We ask them to commit to a full, fast and fair phase-out of fossil fuels. And to make Canadian fossil fuel polluters pay a climate damages tax to finance the UN Loss & Damage fund.

This essential financial assistance will be directed to communities in poorer regions of the world that are dealing with the unavoidable consequences of climate change. Working towards climate justice means recognizing that those who are hit the hardest by climate impacts have contributed the least to the crisis, and it is time Canada pays its climate debt.

Send an Email to urge Minister Guilbeault and Freeland to Act Now

Thanks for joining the fight for climate justice and a just world for all.

Salomé Sané
Greenpeace

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