At this crucial moment, when other countries are deciding to step back from their international obligations on climate finance, Canada should step up and reaffirm that backsliding is unacceptable.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured in Ottawa on June 5, 2019, announcing the government's plan to replace funding for the 50 Million Tree program recently cancelled by the Ontario government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada has an excellent opportunity to highlight its international commitment to climate justice following the visit of the Green Climate Fund Director on June 13.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
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