Date: 2016/04/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

I write this from the train heading back from New York to Canada.  The last time I made this trip was September 2014, coming home from the Peoples’ Climate March.  My daughter and I marched with over 400,000 people through the streets of New York, with the explicit goal of encouraging the climate talks to ...

Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: COP 21

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Date: 2016/04/22 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) April 22, 2016 - Green Parties around the world stand united in our commitment to addressing climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement with its undertaking to constrain global temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. We recognize that, in order to succeed, global emissions will ...

Date: 2016/04/21 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank the Prime Minister for his leadership in Paris and for attending the upcoming Earth Day signing at the United Nations. However, our current target does not reflect that leadership. Our current target does not meet the climate urgency and emergency situation we face. It is still the weakest target ...

Date: 2016/03/21 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

We can no longer discuss the economy in isolation from the climate crisis. Put bluntly, we have no economic future if we continue to assume the changes to meet the Paris Agreement commitments are mere tweaks on “business as usual.” Nor do we avoid climate disaster through carbon pricing alone. We need to set a ...

Date: 2016/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 19, 2016 -The Green Party of Canada released the following statement to mark Earth Hour 2016: “Earth Hour is a reminder that the small steps we take as individuals can have a collective impact on the environment and energy consumption,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada. “At COP21, Canada and the ...

Date: 2016/03/04 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 3, 2016 – Following today’s meeting between the Premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Green Party of Canada calls on the federal government to deliver stronger climate targets to meet its Paris Agreement commitments. “I congratulate the Premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on making progress towards a pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate ...

Date: 2016/03/02 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 2, 2016 – The clock is ticking for the Liberal government to live up to its climate action promises, said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). Ms. May and the Green Party of Canada are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow through on his campaign commitment ...

Date: 2016/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COP 21

So much carbon; so little time. It is true globally and it is true for Canada. From Canada’s early entry as a climate action leader – hosting the world’s first international scientific climate conference in 1988 – until today, most governments have played for time. Stalling tactics and procrastination, two steps forward and one step back, have ...

Date: 2016/02/24 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, Press Releases

(OTTAWA) February 24, 2016 – The Green Party of Canada supports a coalition of environmental groups across North America calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to implement an evidence-based climate test for all energy projects and policies under federal review. “A climate test means the National Energy Board and policymakers can judge new pipelines for what ...

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