Canada must uphold Indigenous rights at the Climate Ambition Summit

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Canada must uphold Indigenous rights at Climate Ambition Summit

An online Climate Ambition Summit for world leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will take place on December 12.

All countries are being asked to commit to new emission reduction targets in line with the pledge they made five years ago in the Paris agreement to ratchet up policies and targets.

With more countries promising to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, there is a renewed focus on meeting 2030 targets.

Government projections now show Canada will fall short of its 2030 target by about 77 megatonnes unless it takes additional measures.

The United Nations has highlighted that climate change is having a major impact on human rights.

Furthermore, Indigenous land defenders are being criminalized on the frontlines of fighting climate change. That includes the Secwepemc and Wet’suwet’en struggles against fossil fuel pipelines.

Please join us in calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to strengthen Canada’s climate targets, to present credible plans to meet those targets, and to recognize and uphold the right of Indigenous land defenders to free, prior and informed consent.

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