Open Letter Supporting Copenhagen Climate Bill Read in House of Commons

Yesterday afternoon, MP Bruce Hyer read excerpts from the ‘Open Letter Supporting the Copenhagen Climate Bill’ to the House of Commons. This letter has been endorsed by forty-three organizations from coast to coast, including KAIROS.

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Open Letter Supporting the Copenhagen Climate Bill


Dear Members of Parliament,

The climate crisis represents the most urgent challenge of our time. Failure to reduce
emissions of greenhouse gases will lead to catastrophic changes in our climate,
threatening millions of people with drought, famine, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. Less than two months before international talks in Copenhagen, you have an historic opportunity and responsibility to prevent a climate catastrophe.

We are asking all Members of Parliament to join together to ensure that Bill C-311, The Climate Change Accountability Act, is passed by the House before the UN Climate
Change Conference in Copenhagen, which runs from December 7-18. Bill C-311 will
ensure that Canada follows the best scientific analysis of the Nobel Prize-winning
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by setting science-based targets to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, and by requiring effective accountability measures to meet those targets.

Passing this crucial legislation before the talks in Copenhagen will send a clear
message to the world community: Canada is prepared to show leadership in tackling the climate crisis. We can protect future generations from catastrophic climate change, and make the transition to the sustainable economy of the future by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We hope you will take action now to ensure that Canada plays a leading role in stopping dangerous climate change.


Sierra Club Canada
Sierra Youth Coalition
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
Climate Action Network Canada
The Pembina Institute
Ecology Action Centre
Council of Canadians
Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives / KAIROS : initiatives oecuméniques
canadiennes pour la justice
David Suzuki Foundation
Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Canadian Association for Renewable Energies
L’Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA)
Greenpeace Canada
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
Polaris Institute
The Humane Society of Canada
Québec Kyoto
Nature Saskatchewan
Nature Canada
BC Nature (Federation of BC Naturalists)
Georgia Strait Alliance
Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario
Physicians for Global Survival
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada
Environment Northeast
Toronto Climate Campaign
Jane Goodall Institute
Toronto West Carbon Reduction Action Group
The Centre for Northern Families
The Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group
Students on Ice Expeditions / Expéditions Students on Ice
Next Generation
Science for Peace
Green 13
The Community Coalition Against Uranium Mining (CCAMU)
Climate Action Now
Edmonton Friends of the North Environmental Society (EFONES)
Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta Association (VVoA)

October 20, 2009

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