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M-73 Global cooperation and climate crisis

44th Parliament, 1st Session

Motion Text


(a) the House recognize that,

(i) the scientific consensus is clear that human activities are primarily responsible for global climate change, and that the climate crisis now represents one of the gravest threats to human civilisation and nature,

(ii) climate change is a global emergency that goes beyond national borders, and changes to the world’s climate are already being felt, threatening hundreds of millions of lives, and livelihoods across every continent and putting thousands of species at risk,

(iii) coal, oil and gas are responsible for 86% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the past decade, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report,

(iv) there are local pollution, environmental and health costs associated with extracting, refining, transporting and burning fossil fuels,

(v) the climate emergency is an issue that requires international cooperation and coordinated solutions at all levels to end the expansion of fossil fuels and plan a global just transition away from coal, oil and gas,

(vi) almost every government in the world, including Canada, signed up to the Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s first comprehensive and legally binding international treaty that includes commitments from these countries to reduce their emissions, work together to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and to steadily increase their commitments over time,

(vii) meeting the temperature stabilization goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement will require significantly more commitment and transformation at all levels of our society, starting with those who have contributed most to fueling the climate crisis; and

(b) in the opinion of the House, the government should,

(i) pursue efforts to limit the temperature in line with the 1.5 degrees Celsius global climate goal, and reduce the carbon emissions in Canada to meet the temperature stabilization goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement,

(ii) endorse the proposed Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT) and commit to work urgently in a spirit of international cooperation to adopt and implement the FFNPT, complementing the Paris Agreement,

(iii) address the urgency of a swift and just transition away from fossil fuel energy in order to build democratic, renewable, safe energy systems for all people and communities in line with the goal of limiting the rise in global temperature to below 1.5 degrees Celsius,

(iv) manage a just and equitable phasing out of both existing production and emissions of fossil fuels, taking into account the responsibilities of countries for climate change and their respective capacity to transition,

(v) ensure the timely and adequate delivery of public, additional and non-debt creating climate finance as part of the obligations of rich, industrialised countries to address climate change,

(vi) prevent climate catastrophe by ending all new exploration of oil, gas and coal, to support local economies to diversify away from fossil fuels, and to enable workers and communities across the country to flourish through investments in clean, renewable energy for a fair, equitable, and just transition to a low-carbon economy that supports workers and local communities, to avoid locking the world into catastrophic and irreversible climate disruption, and to ensure a healthier and sustainable future for all, where no one is left behind.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022
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Thursday, November 3, 2022
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