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.

Apr 11

Quebec and Ontario will sign an agreement on a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will sign an agreement Monday on a carbon emissions cap-and-trade system.

“Ontario committed to carbon pricing in 2008 when it signed the Western Climate Initiative with California and Quebec. Wynne said earlier this year that it was time for Ontario to act on that seven-year old …

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Apr 10

Climate activists will march in Quebec City tomorrow

Thousands of people will march in Quebec City tomorrow to ask Canada’s leaders to “Act on Climate”, as the Premiers will be meeting in April 13 and 14 to discuss climate change.

“The Act on Climate March on Saturday April 11 will be the largest of the planned events, snaking through the streets of Quebec City. More …

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Apr 09

Japan will likely announce a “disappointingly unambitious” new climate target at the G7 summit in June

Japan will likely announce its new target for the Global Climate deal at the G7 summit in June. While the leading business daily Nikkei says that the government will set a target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2013 levels, Kyodo News reports that it will plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions …

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Apr 08

Are the climate pledges submitted to the UN “fair”?

Scientists from the Climate Action Tracker have spent months “working on a new way of assessing just how ‘fair’ the action of each government is, compared with what it should be doing to contribute to the globally-agreed aim of holding warming to below 2°C.”

They concluded that the pledges submitted to the UN by the …

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Apr 07

New study predicts that Western Canada could lose 70 per cent of its glaciers by 2100

A new study using computer models to predict how planet Earth’s rising temperatures will affect the climate north of the 49th parallel says that Western Canada could lose 70 per cent of its glaciers by 2100. Garry Clarke, professor emeritus in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences at the University of British Columbia, …

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