Posts tagged Durban Climate Summit
Executive Director of the FUN Society, Maya McDonald, ranks sixth on our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 list.

Since 2008, Maya has been involved with charity Friends for Uniting Nature (FUN) in Vancouver. In 2008 and 2011, she served as a Summer Programs Coordinator, fostering environmental leadership among large groups of young people. 2008 was the program’s initial year, and her work helped to get it running. She took over as the FUN Society’s Interim Executive Director last year and has now transitioned to her role as a board member for the organization.

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Halifax Native James Hutt is #9 on our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 list.

James Hutt has been involved with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, doing some amazing work domestically and internationally. His nominator believes that his commitment to building a just and sustainable future is what sets him apart from other people in his field.

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Elizabeth May: "It's not too late. It's 30 million to one."

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Today, Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands and Green Party of Canada leader) delivered an inspiring and thought-provoking talk at Simon Fraser University, outlining what happened at the most recent Conference of the Parties (COP) in Durban, South Africa, and what to expect in Canada’s future.

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True Patriot Shame: The Council of Canadian’s Damning Assessment Canada’s Climate Crisis Response

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Canadian Minister of the Environment, Peter Kent, created international controversy this week, when at the Durban Climate Summit asserted that the Kyoto Protocol is “in the past” and that Canada will under no circumstances sign a second commitment period in Durban. Minister Kent’s refusal to commit Canada to a second emissions agreement stands in direct conflict with the demands of numerous developing countries participating in the Durban talks.

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