For Canada to do our part to curb climate change and cope with changes we are already seeing, Canadians will have to engage on all levels. The federal government, the provinces, cities and individuals must all be involved.
The People’s Climate Movement believes that our actions can make a difference, and that we each have a role to play in addressing climate change.
Our current campaigns focus on:
- Toronto Climate Strategy
The People’s Climate Movement supports climate action for a healthy, equitable, prosperous Toronto.
PCM Toronto residents are active in the TransformTO process to carry out a climate change vision and plan for Toronto to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
To support the plan, PCM created the #TransformTO #TOgether social media campaign.
The #Picture2050 photography contest continues this initiative.
- Ontario’s Energy Plan
The People’s Climate Movement supports the call for Ontario to move to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050.
- Canada’s Climate Plan
The People’s Climate Movement calls upon the Government of Canada
1) to develop a clear national action plan with targets to reduce carbon emissions, reflecting Canada’s fair share of global emissions, in line with stabilizing the rise in global average temperatures to below 1.5°C.
2) to look at international commitments through the lens of climate and ensure that they are consistent with Canada’s goals.
- “Trade” Deals
The People’s Climate Movement (PCM) believes that international trade agreements need deeper scrutiny. Trade agreements already impact many aspects of Canadian society including jobs, economic development, health care, environmental protection, food sovereignty and Indigenous rights. We are asking Canadians to learn more about the potential impact of trade agreements currently being negotiated and to ask why our government is pursuing them. See NAFTA through a climate lens here.
PCM supports the Open Statement on NAFTA, Environment and Climate, signed by over 40 environmental, labour and other civil society groups.
- Toronto Climate Strategy
PCM Blog, News and Events
Visual Storytelling: a photography workshop with David Coulson. On Sunday, January 7, join photographer David Coulson for a 3-hour photography workshop on the art of visual storytelling. No experience necessary. Bring your camera or camera-phone. Space is limited. Register now at Eventbrite. See...more
To create something, you must first be able to picture it. Guest blog by Sarah Sackville-McLauchlan. Sarah Sackville-McLauchlan is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Her work focuses on the intersections of climate justice and Disability justice. She...more
Inspiration for the Toronto of 2050. The deadline for submissions to the #Picture2050 Photo Contest has been extended to Friday January 12th. Photos need not be new, but must be shot in the Greater Toronto Area. The guidelines are here. Let your imagination be your guide But if you need...more
SEA OF LIFE This award winning film by Toronto filmmaker, Julia Barnes takes us through the stunning world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement. Watch the Trailer at the Film Website. Inspired by Rob Stewart’s film, Revolution, the young filmmaker embarks on an epic...more