The World is Watching: COP26
In this webinar, campaigners Anjali and Flossie (from Sierra Club BC and the Climate Emergency Unit) gave a live update from COP26 in Glasgow and a high-level review of our People’s Summit presentation on the precedent-setting Nuchatlaht title case and what it means for old-growth forests. You’ll also learn how B.C. and Canada can step up to take meaningful climate action—and how you can turn on the pressure.
Scroll down to watch the recording and explore resources from the webinar.
We keep hearing from the B.C. and Canadian Ministers that MLAs/MPs aren’t hearing from constituents about climate. Let’s change that.
- Step 1: Who to contact
You should call on:
- Your federal MP (you can find your MP’s contact info here).
- Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault at Steven.Guilbeault@parl.gc.ca or 613-992-6779.
- If you’re from B.C. you can also contact your MLA (you can find your MLA’s contact info here) and Environment Minister George Heyman at ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca or 250-387-1187.
Step 2: How to get the message across
There are various ways you can make your voice heard:
- Make a video (and email it to them)!
- Write a letter.
- Call their office.
Step 3: What to say
Here is a template of what you can record yourself saying or write:
Dear (insert name),
I have been following Canada’s words and actions at COP26. It is abundantly clear that the conference will not end with a commitment that is in line with keeping warming below 1.5 degrees. Canada’s contribution is not even in line with this.
We know that net zero won’t get us to where we need to be and we need our government to do better.
The federal government bought a pipeline. We are asking you to immediately halt the building of the Trans Mountain pipeline and offer those workers jobs building the climate crisis adaptation infrastructure that Canada and B.C. desperately needs as we face more summers of intense heat and fire.
We are asking you to do everything in your power to halt the building of this disastrous project.