Support a fair Canadian response to climate change

Portrait of clean energy engineer Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa from MCC's partner SCORE Against Poverty.
In Canada and the U.S., we have a responsibility to not only lower our own greenhouse gas emissions, but we have a moral obligation to support people in countries who have significantly lower emissions yet face disproportionately higher impacts.
We need your support to help make this happen.

For Christians, reconciliation is at the center of our work. We join in God’s mission to make all things new – envisioning communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another, and creation (Col. 1:20; Rev. 21:5). Climate change challenges this work by increasing inequality and impacting people already facing great difficulties and injustices. But it also presents an opportunity to work for a just peace by responding in a fair way that supports everyone.

Climate change is a global issue which impacts all of us and requires action from all countries. Climate change has resulted in worsened natural disasters, fewer harvests, stress on water resources, reduced income, food insecurity, and an increased need to migrate. These changes affect families and communities around the world, especially the most vulnerable, including women and girls.

As Christians, we care about climate change because we love people, and we love God’s good creation. We have the responsibility to care for creation – today and for future generations. As Jesus’ disciples, we are called to live constructively, peacefully and in interdependence with the natural world (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:15).

For Canada, our role in responding to the impacts of climate change extends beyond our borders.

Canada has joined global climate agreements that are based on the idea that countries with a larger historic carbon emissions and a stronger economy should play a greater role in addressing climate change. These agreements, like the Paris Agreement, recognize that all countries need to work together to tackle climate change, but the level responsibility isn’t the same for everyone. Countries that have released more greenhouse gases into the environment need to take greater responsibility for their role in causing climate change. For instance, Canada’s emissions are 15.4 tons per person, while Zimbabwe’s are only 0.8 tons per person.

To meet our international commitments and contribute our fair share of global climate action, we believe Canada must engage in a balanced approach that:

  1. reduces our greenhouse gas emissions by 60% below 2005 levels by 2030, in order to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
  2. supports communities around the world adjust and adapt to the impacts of climate change now. Canada must meet our Paris Agreement commitment to invest at least 50% of climate finance in adaptation.
  3. meets Canada’s financial commitments. Based on Canada’s emissions and wealth relative to other donor countries, Canada must scale up its climate finance to meet our fair share of global climate finance, USD$4 billion annually.
Join us in encouraging our government to take this fair and balanced approach! With your help, Canada can be a leader in working towards a just and peaceful future for all.

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Hon. Ahmed Hussen

Minister of International Development

Hon. Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Environment and Climate Change


Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Hon. Pierre Poilievre

Leader of the Official Opposition, Conservative Party of Canada

Yves Francois Blanchet

Chef du Bloc Québécois

Jagmeet Singh

Leader of the New Democratic Party

Elizabeth May & Jonathan Pedneault

Leaders of the Green Party of Canada

Anita Vandenbeld

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development

Julie Dabrusin

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Garnett Genuis

Shadow Minister for International Development, Conservative Party of Canada

Gérard Deltell

Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Conservative Party of Canada

Alexis Brunell Duceppe

Porte-parole pour la Coopération internationale, Bloc Québécois

Heather McPherson

Critic for Foreign Affairs and International Development, New Democratic Party

Monique Pauzé

Critic for Environment and Sustainable Development, Bloc Québécois

Laurel Collins

Critic for Environment and Climate Change, New Democratic Party