Welcome to MASS (Majority for A Sustainable Society)

The Majority for A Sustainable Society, or MASS, is a non-profit organization working to inform and mobilize Canadians on issues of environmental sustainability and democracy.

Jan 31

Monday, February 9: “A New International Climate Treaty? A post-Lima report back and a pre-Paris countdown!” with Elizabeth May

Monday, February 9:  “A New International Climate Treaty?  A post-Lima report back and a pre-Paris countdown!” with Elizabeth May

Also:

“The 2040 Imperative: Why Canada must go fossil-fuel free and 100% renewable by 2040”, with Guy Dauncey.

And:

“Politics, solutions, and broad-based movements:  Directions of the climate change movement”, with Ken Wu.

Monday, February 9, …

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Jan 31

Trudeau Liberals now backsliding on national carbon pricing

The federal Liberals under Trudeau are now backsliding on putting a price on carbon – this is bad news:

“If that is no longer the case — if the policy of the federal Liberal party is limited to “co-ordinating” and “overseeing” what the provinces are already doing on their own, from a “carbon tax” to …

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Jan 31

Pope Francis will make climate change his 2015 cause

In 2015, Pope Francis plans to make climate change a personal issue for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. The Guardian’s John Vidal reports that Francis will publish an encyclical (a letter to the world’s bishops), speak directly to United Nations leaders in the fall, and organize a summit of world religions—all aimed at pressuring countries to commit to …

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Jan 31

CTV: Watered-down deal salvaged at climate talks in Peru

Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early Sunday that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits they plan.

The final draft alleviated those concerns with language saying countries have “common but differentiated responsibilities” to deal with global warming.

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Jan 31

New York Times: A Climate Accord based on Global Peer Pressure

The results of the UN Climate Summit in Lima (COP 20) are weak, but in the right direction….but will progress now move fast enough between the two COP’s for a real climate treaty in Paris in December, 2015?

LIMA, Peru — Shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, after more than 36 …

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