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e-1364 (Protection of the environment)

Initiated by Niara van Gaalen from Kitchener, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Climate change, the result of global warming, now threatens to cause catastrophic harm to the biosphere;
  • Canada has committed to keeping warming below 2°C;
  • Canada will not be able to meet that promise unless it moves quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere;
  • Sufficient funding is crucial for initiatives that reduce current levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and that limit ongoing emissions;
  • The quantity, variety, and well-being of wildlife is compromised by climate change, and other factors such as pollution also lead to habitat destruction;
  • It is urgent that Canada seek to protect all natural habitat for wild animals and plants for future generations by increasing the land and water area allocated to them, and maintaining its natural integrity. This also requires an increased financial commitment; and
  • It is crucial that Canada find a way to finance its ongoing commitment to the nature and wildlife that is important to its national heritage.
We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to create a new financial security, Nature Bonds, in order to fund the protection of 90% of Canada’s land and aquatic area as a permanent natural reserve, and a move to net-zero carbon by 2024.
Government response tabled on June 13, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-53)
Open for signature
November 23, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Raj Saini (Kitchener Centre)
April 30, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02282)
Government response tabled
June 13, 2018
Photo - Raj Saini
Kitchener Centre
Liberal Caucus
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