Ecological Justice

Decolonizing climate policy #KAIROSClimateAction

September 14, 2021

Canada’s climate policies are the main frameworks through which the federal government works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a low-carbon economy for the country. In recent years, these plans include the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF) (2016)…

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Indigenous rights week: UN Declaration and climate justice  #KAIROSClimateAction

September 13, 2021

Climate Action Month enters week 3 where we explore decolonization and Indigenous rights as foundations for climate justice. This week we’ll look at how to decolonize Canada’s climate policies, environmental racism, Indigenous rights, and Indigenous-led climate action. Our actions this…

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From the archives: Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth #KAIROSClimateAction

September 12, 2021

Every Sunday during Climate Action Month, we will feature seminal KAIROS research and writing that continues to shape and influence our climate justice work. Today, we feature Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth, published in 2017. This KAIROS publication explores…

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A creative arts journal to Connect with Creation #KAIROSClimateAction

September 11, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest…

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DAY OF ACTION! Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty #KAIROSClimateAction

September 10, 2021

The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation treaty is a global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition. Fifty years ago, the world needed a treaty to defuse the threats posed by nuclear weapons.  Today, humanity’s biggest threat is…

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Just transition legislation #KAIROSClimateAction

September 9, 2021

As we transform our economy from an extractive one to one that is regenerative and reliant on the use of resources within Earth’s carrying capacity, we need to ensure a just transformation for workers and disadvantaged social groups as well. This means investing in…

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Climate accountability #KAIROSClimateAction

September 8, 2021

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emissions reduction target it has ever set. We’ve needed climate accountability legislation to get us on track and ensure we never miss another target. This past spring, we got just that.   In June, Bill C-12 –…

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Fossil fuel subsidies #KAIROSClimateAction

September 7, 2021

In 2009, Canada committed to phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, as part of the G20. A clear definition of “inefficient” was never developed, but the commitment was to phase them out by 2025. Yet in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada had provided or announced at…

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Climate ambition week: Is Canada doing enough? #KAIROSClimateAction

September 6, 2021

This week, Climate Action Month focuses on the ambition needed in Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring about a just transformation for our society and economy. Canada has missed every emissions reduction target it has set to date. As…

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20  Years of faithful action for climate justice #KAIROSClimateAction 

September 5, 2021

KAIROS is celebrating 20 years of spirited action for justice. During this anniversary, we are inviting the KAIROS network and friends to reflect on KAIROS’ accomplishments and struggles, to embrace this kairos moment, and to envision a 2041 that is more hopeful, just, and sustainable than…

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Connect with Creation - Season of Creation Earth Examen #KAIROSClimateAction

September 4, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest and renewal. Share your moment connecting with…

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For the Love of Creation  advocacy campaign #KAIROSClimateAction

September 3, 2021

For the Love of Creation (FLC) is a national faith-based initiative for climate justice, uniting over 35 churches and faith-based organizations including KAIROS.  In February 2021, FLC launched its faith-in-action campaign to mobilizes people across Canada to reduce household greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and demonstrate support…

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Nurturing our gifts for climate  action  #KAIROSClimateAction

September 2, 2021

There is no shortage of work to be done to address the climate crisis and when considering the multitude of things that need to happen, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and ask yourself, “What can I do?” or “Where do I even start?”  …

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Renewing the oikos of  God #KAIROSClimateAction

September 1, 2021

Today marks the beginning of KAIROS Climate Action Month and the Season of Creation (Sept 1-Oct 4).  Thank you for tuning in for this season of connection, reflection, and action for the climate. This year, Climate Action Month unfolds as the world continues to grapple…

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MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS Climate Action Month poised to empower Canadians for transformational change

September 1, 2021

3rd annual event covers 5 themes in 5 weeks with rich supply of resources & actions  (Ottawa – unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – Empowering Canadians during a climate emergency will underscore KAIROS’ 3rd annual Climate Action Month, which launches September 1 and coincides with the Season of Creation,  September 1…

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New Economy Trailblazer: Preparing our Home

July 2, 2021

The transition to low carbon economy is largely focused on decreasing emissions and shifting sectors that rely on oil, gas, and coal to low carbon alternatives. These solutions are about mitigating the impacts of climate change in the future, but what about the impacts…

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Protect the last remaining old-growth forests

June 21, 2021

We are at a critical moment in the protection of Canada’s old-growth forests. Logging of old-growth or primary forests in British Columbia’s coastal temperate rainforests is putting Canada’s ability to mitigate the climate emergency and build resilience in our ecosystems…

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The end of Keystone XL

June 14, 2021

The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, on June 9, 2021, by TC Energy and the Government of Alberta was welcome news for KAIROS and its network.  This news might not have come as a surprise, as US President Joe Biden had already revoked…

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183 organizations call on Canadian officials to hold ReconAfrica accountable for massive oil and gas plans near Okavango Delta

June 4, 2021

Today, 183 community and non-governmental organizations from around the world urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Ministers of Global Affairs Canada (Marc Garneau, Mary Ng, and Karina Gould), and other Canadian officials to investigate and take action regarding the plans…

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Become a corporate accountability advocate

May 28, 2021

On Wednesday, June 9th at 8:00pm EDT join a free virtual training to learn how you can support corporate accountability efforts in Canada.  Register Now! For years, KAIROS members and networks along with other Canadian civil society actors have been…

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Oil drilling in the Kavango Basin

May 28, 2021

ReconAfrica (Reconnaissance Energy Africa), a Canadian company, has secured petroleum licenses for 3,542 hectares of land in Namibia and Botswana, upstream from the Okavango Delta, an area of rich and unique biodiversity that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. This…

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For the Love of Creation faith-in-action campaign

May 11, 2021

Join For the Love of Creation‘s faith-in-action campaign, which mobilizes people across Canada to reduce household GHG emissions and demonstrate support for increased federal climate action.  The campaign launched on February 17, 2021 (Ash Wednesday) and will run until October 4, 2021 (the Feast of St. Francis of…

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KAIROS’ response to federal budget 2021

May 4, 2021

Heralded as a shift from the Washington Consensus, a doctrine of free-market economic policies that prioritizes austerity over social support, Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience outlines $101.4 billion in new spending targeted at those who were hit hard by pandemic – specifically women. While KAIROS applauds the shift to greater social…

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The gendered impacts of the mining industry in Brazil

April 29, 2021

The impacts of the mining industry in Brazil are best known by the two major tailing dam bursts that took place in Mariana (2015) and Brumadinho (2019) in the state of Minas Gerais. These human-made disasters took the life of hundreds of people and caused massive environmental destruction. However, well before these breaches, the mining industry had been a source of afflictions and human rights…

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First climate change lawsuit in Ecuador

April 19, 2021

La versión en español de este blog sigue a continuación.  The following is a summary and update from Ivonne Yánez of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador) on the status of the first climate change lawsuit to be heard in Ecuador. Acción Ecológica is a KAIROS global partner.   Acción Ecológica, together with the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT),…

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Earth Week 2021

April 18, 2021

The theme of Earth Day this year is Restore Our Earth.  The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have painfully reminded us about the impacts of human behaviour that break down natural systems and threaten the lives of so many species, including humans. …

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IPMSDL hosts third Women Resisting Extractivism Film Night

April 13, 2021

KAIROS would like to thank the international Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination & Liberation (IPMSDL) for hosting the April Session of the Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club.  Over seventy people joined the evening to watch the documentaries Ground Zero and Imaset, which were introduced by Beverly Longid through video. And listen…

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World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water

March 19, 2021

The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water.  In naming this theme, the UN affirmed that “water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment.” Water has inherent value in…

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