Act on Climate Forum

Logo Act on Climate Forum - April 12 2015

With the meeting of premiers on April 14th in Quebec City, this forum is of high importance in order to create strategic alliances so that we can push for ambitious provincial and federal policies that seriously tackle climate change.

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Admission fee per person: $20

Sunday April 12, 2015
10 AM to 3 PM
Hôtel Le Concorde
1225, cours du Général-De Montcalm,
Quebec, G1R 4W6

An informal gathering will take place after the event at around 4 PM (TBA).
Please confirm your presence before April 6 to yhattori@ftq.qc.ca.

Download the schedule.

A room block with a preferential rate ($105 + taxes) is available before April 8. Please mention the “Marche Action Climat” room block when booking at 418 647-2222.

Context

Although they share common preoccupations, the labor and environmental movements sometimes come in conflict on specific issues (e.g.: pipelines, forestry). However, there are many avenues for collaboration in favour of a climate friendly energy system. The transition toward a post-carbon economy reliant on renewable energy is not only necessary, it would also allow for the creation of quality jobs that will help achieve the GHG reduction targets called for by the scientific community.

The federal election this fall and the Paris Conference on climate change in December will be opportunities to put climate change at the top of the policy agenda in Canada. Increasing collaboration between movements is of paramount importance to get the policy changes, so that Canada does its part in halting catastrophic and irreversible climate change. This forum aims to strengthen collaboration and understanding between groups.

Principal Objectives

  • Identify common ground between labour unions, environment groups, student groups and other groups
  • Favour mutual understanding between groups
  • Determine how groups can work together in the future

A necessary summit

This civil society forum on climate protection will be held one day after the April 11th march for the climate, also in Quebec City (www.act-on-climate.ca).

The federal election this fall and the Paris Conference on climate change in December will be opportunities to put climate change at the top of the policy agenda in Canada. Increasing collaboration between movements is of paramount importance to get the necessary policy changes, so that Canada does its part in halting catastrophic and irreversible climate change.

This forum aims to strengthen collaboration and understanding between groups. It also seeks to determine how these groups can work together in the future in order to tackle climate change. Many speakers will be present and will discuss federal and provincial governments’ climate policies, envision what a Canadian strategy must look like, explain what a just transition is and demonstrate that there are real job opportunities in a green and sustainable economy.

Initiators

Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique, Blue Green Canada, Canadian Labour Congress – Congrès du travail du Canada, Climate Action Network – Réseau Action Climat, Coalition ÉCO – Étudiants et étudiantes contre les oléoducs, CSN, Ecology Action Centre, European Climate Foundation, FTQ, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, SISU Institute.

For more information: 514 383-8021 | yhattori@ftq.qc.ca

We thank the following organisations for their financial contribution

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