For Immediate Release
Cameron Fenton, 604-369-2155, email@example.com
350.org Reacts to Outcome of First Ministers’ Climate Meeting – Real Climate Action Means #KeepItInTheGround
VANCOUVER, Canada - Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with Premiers from across Canada to discuss the roadmap for a National Climate Plan in Canada.
Cameron Fenton, 350.org Canadian Tar Sands Campaign Manager, said: “People in Canada want the federal government to take bold, science-based climate action and that means a legitimate climate plan needs to keep fossil fuels in the ground. We can build a 100% renewable energy economy that enshrines justice & reconciliation for Indigenous peoples, but only if the government listen to people, not pipeline companies and big polluters”.
Clayton Thomas Muller, 350.org Stop It At The Source Campaigner, said: “Canada’s National Climate Plan has to start with the governments promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Free Prior and Informed Consent starts with making sure that justice and reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples is at the core of this climate plan.”
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.