Letters

Letter to MPs re COP21

JustEarth has sent a letter to all MPs as follows:

We write with profound disappointment over the commitment made by the Government of Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, pursuant to the COP21 meeting in Paris in December.

We join the call made on Earth Day of many environmental and civil society organizations for:

Brief on Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper

Brief on Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper (also available in PDF)
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Consultation, Toronto, 24-25 February 2015
by JustEarth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice

We commend the Government of Ontario for its commitment to establish a vigorous climate change action plan for Ontario, including a price on carbon, on which we wish to focus our remarks at this time.

January 2015 letters for MPs re climate lobbying

An invitation to all GTA MPs went out recently proposing a meeting with them in their constituency offices, in January 2015, when the House of Commons is not sitting. Separate letters were drafted for each party; they can be fond here.

JustEarth supporters in other parts of Canada are encouraged to lobby their MPs; these letters may be helpful models for those orgnaizing such informal meetings. Links to all three letters are found below:

January climate change lobby: letter to Conservative MPs

Dear Member of Parliament

We are asking for an informal meeting with you, in January, when the House is not in session, in your constituency office.

The subject is climate change, the most urgent issue we face, and one now with a new opening, thanks to the new agreement reached by President Obama and the government of China. They have now taken the bold step of committing to serious reduction targets.

January climate change lobby: letter to Liberal MPs

Dear Member of Parliament

We are asking for an informal meeting with you, in January, when the House is not in session, in your constituency office.

The subject is climate change, the most urgent issue we face, and one now with a new opening, thanks to the new agreement reached by President Obama and the government of China. They have now taken the bold step of committing to serious reduction targets.

January climate change lobby: letter to NDP MPs

Dear Member of Parliament

We are asking for an informal meeting with you, in January, when the House is not in session, in your constituency office.

The subject is climate change, the most urgent issue we face, and one now with a new opening, thanks to the new agreement reached by President Obama and the government of China. They have now taken the bold step of committing to serious reduction targets.

Second letter to Premiers Wynne and Couillard, 13 Dec 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne and
Philippe Couillard, premier ministre December 13, 2014

Dear Premiers

A short while ago we complimented you on your stand on climate change, taken at the provincial premiers’ conference, and now we are wondering how you got it wrong so quickly.

Pipelines are to move oil (or bitumen), which is intended for combustion, when greenhouse gases are emitted, as they are also in great quantities in the extraction process.

To Premiers Wynne and Couillard, December 2014

Premier Kathleen Wynne
Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto ON
M7A 1A1
premier@ontario.ca

Philippe Couillard, premier ministre
Edifice Honoré-Mercier, 3e étage
835 boul René-Lévesque Est
Québec QC
G1A 1B4

Dear Premiers

A short while ago we complimented you on your stand on climate change, taken at the provincial premiers’ conference, and now we are wondering how you got it wrong so quickly.

Letter to President Obama on the U.S.-China climate agreement

The JustEarth planning meeting of November 17 2014 sent the letter below to President Obama.
It will be copied to all Canadian MPs, with a covering explanation.

We encourage all concerned people to send this letter, or a similar one. This initiative is important.

We need to encourage President Obama to carry it out, and let the climate delinquents (our own federal government) know that their excuse of American inaction is no longer valid.

Intercessions for climate summit, 21 September 2014

In response to the climate crisis, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has gathered heads of state, as well as business and civil society leaders for a Climate Summit in New York today and tomorrow. This summit is part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition towards a new global climate agreement.
Faith communities are also gathering this weekend at several events alongside the UN Climate Summit, and environmentalists active in the 350.org movement brought together thousands of people to call for action to address climate change.

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