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: 2016/04/19 -- Category/Categories: Committees

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Date: 2016/04/04 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

Analyzing the new Liberal budget for Canada is difficult.  It is so deeply disappointing, yet compared to any budget in the last ten years it represents a huge improvement.  So the key question in deciding whether it gets a passing grade is to determine against what standard it is measured.  Do we compare it to ...

Date: 2016/03/24 -- Category/Categories: Question Period

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Date: 2016/03/22 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) March 22, 2016 – The Green Party of Canada released the following statement on World Water Day: “Today we join with the United Nations in bringing attention to the critical importance of freshwater on our environment and ecosystems, and we vigorously defend the need to sustainably manage these resources,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of ...

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

British Columbians need to have a say on the provincial government’s commitment to link the province’s economic future to a very large bet on LNG. The total number of plants currently proposed for BC approach in volume the entire current global capacity. Yet, any review of the global industry reveals declining demand. When examined for ...

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 ...

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