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Politicians and lobby groups using crisis in Ukraine to push pro-oil message is ‘crass opportunism’: Elizabeth May

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadian politicians and lobbyists are using the crisis in Ukraine to advocate for more fossil fuel expansion in a move of “crass opportunism,” said Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the House of Commons and social media have reverberated with claims from politicians and fossil fuel industry representatives that Canadian oil and gas is needed to replace the 40 per cent Europe imports from Russia.

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Success of COP26 hinges on whether climate financing scales up

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Climate Minister Jonathan Wilkinson doesn’t know if he’ll continue to serve in the role just yet, but with COP26 in arm’s reach, his portfolio may be the most significant of any cabinet member.

Speaking with reporters Friday from a pre-COP meeting in Milan, Wilkinson said Canada’s focus in the lead-up to COP26 is closing the gap on the US$100 billion worth of climate financing per year rich countries promised developing ones over a decade ago at COP15.

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Canada’s climate plans ‘highly insufficient’ in global ranking

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The independent Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has crunched the numbers on countries’ updated 2030 Paris Agreement targets and found Canada’s “highly insufficient,” pouring cold water on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign emphasis on expert endorsements.

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Think meat is expensive? What about the environmental impact?

By Cloe Logan, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Meat is expensive — but we’re still paying far less for it than the cost of its environmental impact, according to a study released this week. 

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