Greenpeace Canada is part of a network of workers, artists, Indigenous leaders, scientists, youth, and people directly impacted by climate catastrophe — from cities and towns, businesses and communities, working beyond our political differences and in solidarity with Indigenous peoples — who want to ensure a safe world for our children and all generations after that. We stand united in support of a Green New Deal — an ambitious policy platform that re-tools our economy to respond to the multiple crises we are faced with today. But winning this kind of ambitious plan will take all of us. We need your help to define what a Green New Deal will look like and to build a massive movement of people to drive our politicians to implement it. The Pact for a Green New Deal is a non-partisan initiative, and is not aligned with any particular political party. Add your name and ask your MP to endorse the Green New Deal:
In May, the UN Biodiversity report reminded us that nearly one million plant and animal species worldwide are on the brink of extinction due to human activity.
Meanwhile, Arctic permafrost is melting, forests, towns, and Indigenous territories are burning. Climate change, pollution and environmental destruction have exacerbated systemic injustices, and states of emergency — declared for once-in-a-century floods — are becoming commonplace, as millions around the world already face dislocation and starvation.
To make matters worse, this isn’t the only crisis we face in Canada. Economic inequality, precarious work, a housing crisis, and rising racism threaten our communities and social fabric. Year after year, Canada’s emissions are stuck at historic highs, people are dying or heavily affected by extreme heat, wildfires or floods, more and more people are suffering from ecoanxiety…
1. Unite a diverse movement
It’s going to take everyone to pull this off. We’re inviting people from all walks of life and all movements — Indigenous communities, migrant justice activists, the labour movement, environmentalists, and everyday people — to come together to fight for our collective future.
2. Develop a shared vision
Then we’ll gather in community centres, union halls, and living rooms across the country to develop a shared vision for what a Green New Deal could look like in Canada.
3. Push political leaders to act
We’ll bring our shared vision for a Green New Deal to political leaders, and challenge them to adopt these visionary policies into their platforms and policies.
Greenpeace is a non-partisan organization that is not affiliated with any political party or candidate, or platform. Greenpeace’s push for a Green New Deal goes beyond the election period, however Greenpeace Canada is taking diligent steps to comply with Elections Canada requirements of reporting.