Media Releases

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation attending COP26 in Glasgow

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF), in partnership with the Sierra Club of BC, will have representatives on the ground at the Global Climate Summit in Glasgow this November. The SCCF will be closely following the summit, and are eager to see how nations work together to reach an agreement on how to tackle the dual climate change and biodiversity crises.

The SCCF are also happy to respond to media inquiries as issues develop during the summit. Contact information for their representatives is included below.

Statement on COP26 Outcome From Our Representatives in Glasgow

For Immediate Release: Saturday, November 13, 2021

The gavel just dropped on COP26. The summit came to a disappointing end today following after-hours negotiations. It is an agreement that will make it harder to achieve the 1.5°C goal; and one on trend with the divisive summit.

Our delegates on the ground have been in conversations with environmentalists from around the world whose decisions could shape the future of Canada and the world. They believe that this final agreement is a small step but not the leap we need.

MEDIA RELEASE: International opposition to BC fracking

On November 10, activists from Canada, the US and Japan will publicly hold BC Environment Minister George Heyman accountable for his failure to lead on climate or meaningfully address LNG subsidies and expansion.

Good Start. Now Let’s Get Serious About 2030

For immediate release: October 27, 2021

K’jiipuktuk / /Halifax - The new Environmental and Climate Reduction Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Legislature today is a good step in the right direction. Sierra Club Canada Foundation is pleased to see the inclusion of legislated target dates, including the phase-out of coal-fired electricity generation by 2030. We’re also glad to see more focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and assurances that sustainable prosperity will be part of every government department’s mandate.  

Politicians must show leadership on mega-hydro

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - The Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Grand Riverkeeper, and North American Megadam Resistance Alliance submitted a letter today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the premiers of the Atlantic provinces calling on them to oppose the Gull Island mega-hydro project. The Gull Island project is proposed to be built in the Grand River/Mistashipu area (colonially known as Churchill River) of Labrador. 

Prairie Chapter Wants to see Political Action on Water

Press Release for Immediate Release, Tuesday September 14, 2021

Sierra Club Canada’s Prairie Chapter is calling on candidates and party leaders running in the federal election to act on water security.

The chapter says the prairies are a water stressed region and say leaders must come up with a plan to address the future of our drinking water, water withdrawal, and worsening droughts and floods in the region.

Party Leaders Need to Commit to Rapid Action on Biodiversity and Climate Crises – SCCF

Press Release: For Immediate Release, August 25th, 2021

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on the leaders of Canada’s major political parties to commit to policies that will address the climate change and biodiversity crises being faced both globally and locally. 

They are also calling for Indigenous People’s free, prior, and informed consent to be a requirement for all resource projects – meaning that if an Indigenous community says no to a project, that project would not go ahead. They say that Indigenous-led conservation is a must to reach conservation targets.