IT’S TIME TO CLEAN UP CANADA’S FINANCIAL SECTOR
Canadian financial institutions like banks and pension funds are funding the destruction of the environment. They continue to invest in polluting sectors and are too slow to fund climate solutions.
Redirecting the financial sector is key for Canada to succeed on climate action. We can create a safe climate and stable economy by reducing the money flowing into fossil fuels - and technologies like carbon capture that allow for more fossil fuel production - and helping to mobilize finance for true climate solutions like renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Communities across the country are feeling the costs of climate disasters and solutions can’t wait. The voluntary “green” commitments of the financial sector are not enough. Canada must set rules to ensure investments go into climate solutions that keep us safe and healthy. This means passing policies that require all financial institutions to develop credible plans for reducing their investments’ harmful emissions.
Tell the government to regulate financial institutions now.
Your message will be sent to your local Member of Parliament (MP). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland; and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault