How Climate Won in the US Election: Lessons for Canada - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi from Belfast, Maine
Lori from the ceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan nation in Penticton, BC, Canada
Hi from Victoria, Vancouver Island BC, home of the Lekwungen peoples and those of us from away.
Marie-Eve Leclerc, Équiterre, Quebec
Adriane from the Bronx on traditional land of The Siwanoy
Morning all. Elisabeth also living on Lekwungen territory, originally from Ohlone territory in present day Oakland California.
Brent Preston from Farmers for Climate Solutions, near Creemore, Ontario. On Petun land
Jamie in Treaty 6 Territory also known as Saskatoon. I'm with Blue Green Canada. Good morning everyone!
Canadian Climate Opinion Maps: https://www.umontreal.ca/climat/engl/
I'm joining from Anacortes, Washington, straight east across the water from Victoria BC. Traditional land and waters of the Coast Salish people.
Don’t forget Jay INSLEE!
Rose, you may find this article useful: https://e360.yale.edu/features/tackling-climate-change-governor-jay-inslee-has-a-plan-for-that
my colleague Leah Stokes at UC Santa Barbara did a wonderful profile of Sunrise and Inslee's role here: https://www.degreespod.com/episodes/episode-02
deborah: unfortunately, the North is almost never surveyed, so we didn't have enough raw data to reliably estimate Northern attitudes. however, I am involved in a project right now that is working on producing high quality, reliable climate opinion and policy data for the territories. we are working on a new project that will produce new data for the territories now
Some consider we have much less time than 10-12 years. This is one perspective from energy expert (Fatih Birol, Head of IEA) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/18/world-has-six-months-to-avert-climate-crisis-says-energy-expert. What do panelists think?
The labour movement in Canada is largely supportive of climate action. We are developing the concept of Joint union/labour Workplace Emissions Reduction Committees, where workers and management sit together to determine how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in plants, offices and other workplaces.
Both our two countries spend extraordinary amounts on contributions to NATO so the money for recovery IS there! We should be demanding that fomenting war and military posturing in order to spend huge amounts to build the military complex is so counterproductive and wrong when we should be building peace and cooperate around recovery.
It is important to engage workers in the solutions, so that they are not worried about losing their jobs. We are doing what Matto was talking about, using climate action to move forward on an equity and jobs agenda, emphasizing the positive. We use the slogan "Climate Justice is Union Business".
And what is more troubling about these military expenditures is that almost none of the emissions from military exercises are even calculated in our countries' federal emissions.
Military emissions are not counted, neither are airline and maritime shipping. Should all be counted
BTW if you want more details about what Canadian labour movement is doing check out: https://www.laboureducation.org/working_green
Any idea and tips on how we should address fake news and polorization ?
People may want to check out our recent publication What do Canadians think about climate in Canada. Overview of 40+ polls that shows strong concern and support for climate policies.
If only we could get the Canadian media to report on climate stories. It seems that not even the Toronto Star is prepared to recognize where we are by updating the term climate "change" to crisis or emergency.
Thanks for this!
Charlotte Y, Tkaronto
Yay for all your good work!