Urgent Online Action Alert for Bill C-311

Urge Parliament to Pass Bill C-311

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Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time. Will our government act to stop global warming?

Parliament is currently debating Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act. The purpose of the Act is to prevent dangerous climate change, by ensuring “that Canada contributes fully to the stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.”

On April 1, Members of Parliament came together to support Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act. The bill passed second reading, with 141 votes in favour and 128 against.

The bill has been refered to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for further debate, and will, at some point, be brought back to the House for a final vote at third reading.

If Bill C-311 passes third reading and it is approved by the Senate, Canada would be committed to taking action as called for by our KYOTOPlus campaign. This means reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 25% below 1990 levels, by the year 2020 – with reductions of 80% by 2050. These science-based targets are essential to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change: severe droughts, water shortages, famines, extreme weather events and rising sea levels that threaten millions of people around the world.

Please take action today: Send an e-message to the members of the environment committee and the leaders of all the political parties represented in Parliament. Urge them to pass Bill C-311 as soon as possible.

Online action alert here:



~ by Cory Morningstar on June 2, 2009.

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