Members of Sierra Club have created key ambitious goals for the upcoming meetings on climate change in Egypt and biodiversity in Montreal. Our members will be attending both meetings in person to bear witness and call for action.
Conor Curtis's blog
Globally, the Rights of Nature is becoming a familiar topic in many parts of the world. In Canada, we are starting to explore and discuss the Rights of Nature. The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature has a working understanding of Rights of Nature that includes "the recognition and honoring that Nature has rights."
I’m inspired by the fact that the team I work with is actively fighting back against climate change, both here at home and at COP27 itself where our representatives Brynna Kagawa-Visentin and Aaron Mair are going to be pushing for policy change and more action by governments and corporations. Things would be a lot worse already if it weren't for people pushing for change.
After a COP26 that fell short, there is an even greater focus on COP27 in Egypt. The Sierra Club of Canada will be there, tracking the promises made and advocating for the change the world needs.
Because if we do not confront this convoy movement, if we do not stand together in solidarity every time they show up somewhere, extremism will only continue to grow.
This election will be key for Canada.
No matter who wins we will be facing down a series of environmental crises ranging from climate change to critical threats to biodiversity. No matter who wins, the same corporate lobbyists who try to stall action to address issues like plastic pollution and climate change will continue their efforts.