Ecological Justice

KAIROS continues to call for corporate accountability

February 25, 2021

The Government of Canada has concealed from the public a report outlining how it can grant the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) the autonomy and powers to investigate allegations of human rights abuses at the overseas operations of Canada-based companies. Global News reported…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Faith groups unite for Canadian climate advocacy campaign

February 18, 2021

For the Love of Creation’s faith-in-action campaign will run until October 2021  Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]: February 17, 2021—A coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have come together for an unprecedented, months-long campaign of personal environmental action coupled with federal climate advocacy.  For the Love of…

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KAIROS 2021 Wish List

February 3, 2021

As Canada continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that we are in a ‘kairos’ moment. In that spirit, KAIROS Canada wishes the following in 2021…  That the Canadian government, provinces and territories: Work with Indigenous family members and survivors, gender-diverse people, and Indigenous…

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Trailblazer: Fridays for Future Canada

January 27, 2021

“I show up to strike, because I am steadfast in my belief that we will achieve a just and equitable world.”   Aminah Attar, FFFTO  In August 2018, in the weeks leading up to a Swedish election, then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started a school…

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Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club: February 16, 7PM EST

January 25, 2021

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub from February to June 2021 for a monthly virtual film club on the gendered impacts of resource extraction.  Participants will meet virtually for screenings and discussions of films on the intersection of gender and large-scale resource extraction in Canada and abroad.   The film club will highlight…

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Acción Ecológica files climate change lawsuit in Ecuador

December 14, 2020

On International Human Rights Day, Acción Ecológica, KAIROS partner organization in Ecuador, and a consortium of organizations and groups filed a lawsuit before the Ecuadorian state. The lawsuit claims that the oil refinement process contributes to climate change, which has local and global consequences. In particular, the lawsuit denounces Chinese transnational oil…

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Tell your MP to support climate action in pandemic recovery

December 11, 2020

KAIROS Canada has endorsed For the Love of Creation, a faith-based initiative for climate justice and a just recovery from the pandemic. This summer, the initiative collected 2,500 signatures on an e-petition that calls the Government of Canada to:  Commit to reducing Canadian GHG emissions by 60…

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Op Ed: Canadian LNG is full of hot air

December 11, 2020

LNG development will prevent Canada from meeting its emissions reduction targets.  Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is lauded as a transition fuel, a replacement for coal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming. The Canadian government has gone so…

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For the Love of Creation – Fall Online Forum

December 3, 2020

This past month, For the Love of Creation (FLC) hosted a Fall Online Forum series every Monday evening.  This series was an opportunity for the members of For the Love of Creation, including KAIROS to introduce the work of this climate justice initiative…

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Faithful Climate Conversations bring the power to change to you

December 2, 2020

In April of this year KAIROS joined with a group of more than 30 Canadian organizations to launch “For the Love of Creation,” a faith-based climate justice initiative. In November, For the Love of Creation introduced a series of conversation guides titled “Faithful Climate Conversations.” These three conversation…

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Take action before Dec 30! Protect human rights defenders in the Philippines

December 2, 2020

There is less than a month left to sign!  The petition ends on Dec 30, 2020.  If you are a Canadian citizen,  please sign and encourage others to do so as well. For more details on the petition. KAIROS encourages you…

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Bill C-12: Federal government must ramp up climate action before 2030

December 1, 2020

On November 19, the Trudeau government introduced Bill C-12, which would make Canada’s commitment to getting to net-zero emissions by 2050 legally binding.  The “Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act” would require the government to set targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions targets and report annually on progress on…

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Host a Faithful Climate Conversation in your community

November 27, 2020

In April of this year KAIROS joined with a group of more than 30 Canadian organizations to launch For the Love of Creation, a faith-based climate justice initiative. In November, For the Love of Creation introduced a series of conversation guides titled “Faithful Climate Conversations.” These three conversation…

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Letter to the Editor: Industry not being realistic about oil and gas emissions

October 23, 2020

Re: “Majority of Canadians support our natural gas and oil sector, says CAPP,” (The Hill Times, Oct. 12, p. 22). Pointing to a recent poll, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers writes that Canadians believe that the…

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Just transformation needed now: KAIROS responds to the 2020 Speech from the Throne

September 30, 2020

The Government of Canada addressed the pandemic – “our generation’s crossroad” – and how it plans to “build back better” in the much-anticipated Speech from the Throne on September 23. The speech touched on racism, gender and income inequality, the environmental crisis, dislocation, and the struggles facing Indigenous and global communities.   While the government addressed each issue separately, they intersect and are amplified by a pandemic that exacerbates human…

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Climate Action Month wrap up

September 30, 2020

Today we wrap up the second annual Climate Action Month.  For the last 30 days, we have reflected, gained new understanding, amplified voices, lamented, celebrated, and taken collective action to address the climate crisis.  The content, events, and actions that KAIROS shared this month were intended…

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Canada’s climate-stressed watersheds

September 29, 2020

In 2017, WWF-Canada completed a national assessment of Canada’s 25 major watersheds, which contain a total of 167 sub-watersheds. The assessment identified priority actions to ensure all waters in Canada are in good ecological condition by 2025.  The reports look at threat indicators such as…

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Watersheds are lifeboats

September 28, 2020

As we experience impacts of climate change like drought, flooding, extreme weather, and more, remembering Brock Dolman’s words, “Your watershed is your lifeboat,” can be instructive.  When we place these impacts in the context of our local watersheds, we see how they impact everything from habitat, to…

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Introduction to water week

September 27, 2020

This week, Climate Action Month wraps up on the theme of water. Over the next couple of days, we’ll celebrate rivers, explore how taking a watershed approach can help us build resilience to address the climate crisis, and learn about climate impacts on…

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A chance to win two great prizes: KAIROS Climate Action Month

September 27, 2020

Download the 30-Day Challenge ACTION Card and track your actions throughout September.    Share your completed Action Card or a post of you completing one of the actions, using the hashtags: #KAIROSClimateAction and #30DayKAIROSChallenge. All  tagged post s will be put in a draw for great prizes…

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Putting our own house in order: faithful footprints

September 26, 2020

By Lucy Cummings, Faith & the Common Good    Across the country, churches are doing their part to address the climate crisis by getting their houses in order and reducing their own carbon emissions. The United Church of Canada is committed…

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Global Day of Climate Action

September 25, 2020

Today is the Global Day of Climate Action. Following the immense response to the Global Climate Strike on September 27, 2019, Fridays For Future called for a global day of action that will see demonstrations take place across the globe….

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Climate adaptation

September 24, 2020

Climate change adaptation refers to the actions taken to reduce the negative impacts of climate change that we are already experiencing. While actions to mitigate climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are needed desperately, we cannot ignore that…

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Ecological devastation of the Niger Delta by oil extraction should be a concern to the whole world

September 23, 2020

Given the onset of nearly irreversible climate change, the irony is that many areas of the Global South where people have contributed substantially less to greenhouse gas emissions are comparatively more impacted. This inequality is linked to environmental racism and…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Sacrifice Zones

September 23, 2020

Given the onset of nearly irreversible climate change, the irony is that many areas of the Global South where people have contributed substantially less to greenhouse gas emissions are comparatively more impacted. This inequality is linked to environmental racism and…

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#ICantBreathe and Environmental Racism in Ecuador

September 23, 2020

The death of George Floyd in the US has once again demonstrated that racism plays a prominent role in the dominant system and that its violence and cruelty can reach unimaginable limits. The incident quickly led to a wave of…

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Gender based impacts of resource extraction and climate change

September 22, 2020

In addition to its impacts on the climate, large-scale resource extraction disproportionately impacts women, perpetuates violence and puts at risk women who mobilize to protect the land and water from these projects. KAIROS works with partners in Canada and the…

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Climate-induced displacement

September 21, 2020

Global climate justice week begins with climate displacement. It is anticipated that by 2050, there will be 143 million people displaced by climate change. An estimated 37% of the global population lives in coastal communities, which are at significant risk…

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