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Canada must treat the climate crisis like the emergency it is!

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 16:00

    In addition to the pandemic, the world is simultaneously facing another emergency– the climate crisis. And while the climate crisis might seem abstract and far off to some, it is already gravely impacting the lives of millions of people around the world, and will get worse with time if urgent action is not taken now.

    It’s high time the Canadian government and Canada’s provincial governments started treating the climate crisis like the emergency it is. Amnesty International urges Canada’s federal and provincial governments to take urgent action to reduce emissions quickly, while ensuring that human rights are always protected.

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    Join our Climate Justice and Corporate Accountability Specialized Team – a team of Amnesty volunteers that meets monthly to strategize, share information, organize events, write letters, push for ambitious, human rights consistent climate action, and more. For more information and/or to join the team, contact Elena at


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    The next global climate strike will take place on March 19th. Check this space later for more information.

    Watch this video to hear youth activists from around the world speaking about why they are striking for the climate.


    Learn more

    Visit to learn more about Amnesty's climate justice program. If you want to go deeper, here are some of Amnesty’s recent public statements and letters concerning climate change and human rights:

    Paris je t’aime: The historic climate agreement turns 5 Dec 11, 2020

    Climate accountability bill must be revised to protect human rights: Amnesty Canada’s reaction to Bill C-12 Dec 4, 2020

    World leaders responding to pandemic must not forfeit action on climate crisis Sept 24, 2020

    Throne speech lacks transformative human rights vision Sept 23, 2020

    Amnesty Canada's letter to Minister Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sept 21, 2020

    10 Essays on climate change, justice and human rights Aug 3, 2020