Advocacy

Urging government to take meaningful action to address climate change.

Policy Positions

For the Love of Creation reflects agreement among Canadian faith communities to call on the federal government to:

  1. Reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, making a fair-share contribution to global efforts to maintain temperature rise below 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels
  2. Support a just transition and the establishment of a fair, inclusive, green economy that addresses current inequities
  3. Honour Indigenous rights, including free, prior and informed consent and incorporate Indigenous knowledge and experience into any proposed policy and program
  4. Support mitigation and adaptation in the Global South through a fair share contribution of at least $4 billion USD annually by 2020.

Actions and Campaigns

House of Commons e-petition (2020)

Over 90 days from July to October 2020, For the Love of Creation collected 2,500 signatures on an e-petition calling on the Government of Canada to:

  1. Commit to reducing Canadian GHG emissions by 60 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, and invest in a just transition
  2. Honour the rights of Indigenous Peoples
  3. Commit equal support for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the Global South
  4. Respond to the pandemic in the Global South.

The petition was sponsored by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP Beaches-East York. It closed on October 6, 2020 and has been certified for presentation to the House of Commons.

Open Letter to Minister Chrystia Freeland ahead of 2020 Speech from the Throne.