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Independent Senator Rosa Galvez

An aerial view of the Donnie Creek Complex fire in northern British Columbia on May 27, 2023. We recently learned that more than 150 of last year’s blazes continue to burn in Alberta, B.C., and the Northwest Territories, write Independent Senator Rosa Galvez and Dr. Kathleen Ross. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Wildfire Service
An aerial view of the Donnie Creek Complex fire in northern British Columbia on May 27, 2023. We recently learned that more than 150 of last year’s blazes continue to burn in Alberta, B.C., and the Northwest Territories, write Independent Senator Rosa Galvez and Dr. Kathleen Ross. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Wildfire Service
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 28, 2024
Independent Senator Rosa Galvez, pictured right test-driving an electric vehicle on Parliament Hill in 2017, introduced Bill S-243, the Climate-Aligned Finance Act, in March 2022. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 28, 2024
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 28, 2024
Independent Senator Rosa Galvez, pictured right test-driving an electric vehicle on Parliament Hill in 2017, introduced Bill S-243, the Climate-Aligned Finance Act, in March 2022. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | December 11, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the federal government's 2023 Fall Economic Statement on Nov. 21, which stated 'Canada will develop options for making climate disclosures mandatory for private companies.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | December 11, 2023
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | December 11, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the federal government's 2023 Fall Economic Statement on Nov. 21, which stated 'Canada will develop options for making climate disclosures mandatory for private companies.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at Sept. 21 press conference in Ottawa. Adaptation finance is critical for helping communities adapt to climate hazards, but it won’t work if equal attention is not given to mitigation finance, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks at Sept. 21 press conference in Ottawa. Adaptation finance is critical for helping communities adapt to climate hazards, but it won’t work if equal attention is not given to mitigation finance, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The famous 14: Lib MP Ryan Turnbull, top left, Lib Patrick Weller, NDP Alexandre Boulerice, Lib John Aldag, NDP Taylor Bachrach, Green Elizabeth May, Green Mike Morrice, Lib Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, BQ Jean-Denis Garon, NDP Richard Canning, Lib Jenica Atwin, NDP Daniel Blaikie, NDP Laurel Collins, and Lib Julie Dzerowicz. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
The famous 14: Lib MP Ryan Turnbull, top left, Lib Patrick Weller, NDP Alexandre Boulerice, Lib John Aldag, NDP Taylor Bachrach, Green Elizabeth May, Green Mike Morrice, Lib Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, BQ Jean-Denis Garon, NDP Richard Canning, Lib Jenica Atwin, NDP Daniel Blaikie, NDP Laurel Collins, and Lib Julie Dzerowicz. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Jerry DeMarco’s spring report on OSFI supervision of climate-related financial risks found the regulator is lagging behind in terms of timing and ambition of action, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Jerry DeMarco’s spring report on OSFI supervision of climate-related financial risks found the regulator is lagging behind in terms of timing and ambition of action, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The transition to zero-emission vehicles presents an obvious opportunity for economic growth in Canada while reducing our carbon footprint, but the government is short on time to enact all these measures, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. Unsplash photograph by Ernest Ojeh
The transition to zero-emission vehicles presents an obvious opportunity for economic growth in Canada while reducing our carbon footprint, but the government is short on time to enact all these measures, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. Unsplash photograph by Ernest Ojeh
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | December 12, 2022
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal on Dec. 6. As these discussions take place, Indigenous voices must be central to the conversation, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. Photograph courtesy of United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | December 12, 2022
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | December 12, 2022
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal on Dec. 6. As these discussions take place, Indigenous voices must be central to the conversation, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. Photograph courtesy of United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Canadians want to see the promised whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis, where Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, left, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland work in a co-ordinated and coherent manner that will result in real GHG emissions reduction, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Canadians want to see the promised whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis, where Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, left, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland work in a co-ordinated and coherent manner that will result in real GHG emissions reduction, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 16, 2022
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem is pictured in Ottawa on Dec. 13, 2021. A Bank of Canada and Superintendent of Financial Institutions report recognizes that climate change looms as a potentially large structural change affecting our economy and financial system but remains silent on the other half of the problem: our current financial system fuels the climate crisis, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 16, 2022
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 16, 2022
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem is pictured in Ottawa on Dec. 13, 2021. A Bank of Canada and Superintendent of Financial Institutions report recognizes that climate change looms as a potentially large structural change affecting our economy and financial system but remains silent on the other half of the problem: our current financial system fuels the climate crisis, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | November 15, 2021
Mark Carney’s announcement of the more than $130-trillion commitment from the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero at COP26 was notable, but ensuring these hopeful commitments have a real impact requires legislators and regulators to start fixing the wonky plumbing of the financial world, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. IMF photograph by Ryan Rayburn
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | November 15, 2021
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | November 15, 2021
Mark Carney’s announcement of the more than $130-trillion commitment from the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero at COP26 was notable, but ensuring these hopeful commitments have a real impact requires legislators and regulators to start fixing the wonky plumbing of the financial world, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. IMF photograph by Ryan Rayburn
With a looming federal election, politicians are touring Canada this summer, including Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. Let us demand that political platforms describe in detail the goals and means to bring government to a bolder, fairer, more efficient, more dynamic, and more proactive role, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
With a looming federal election, politicians are touring Canada this summer, including Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. Let us demand that political platforms describe in detail the goals and means to bring government to a bolder, fairer, more efficient, more dynamic, and more proactive role, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
To be competitive in today's vaccine development, we need to be capable of producing mRNA, DNA-based, vectored-based, and protein-based vaccines and promote novel vaccination strategies, write Sen. Rosa Galvez, Gary Kobinger, and Jacques Corbeil. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
To be competitive in today's vaccine development, we need to be capable of producing mRNA, DNA-based, vectored-based, and protein-based vaccines and promote novel vaccination strategies, write Sen. Rosa Galvez, Gary Kobinger, and Jacques Corbeil. Photograph courtesy of Pexels
Global net zero means all human-induced emissions are absorbed by human-induced sinks, which means it can be achieved through eliminating or reducing emissions at the source and/or absorbing emissions. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Global net zero means all human-induced emissions are absorbed by human-induced sinks, which means it can be achieved through eliminating or reducing emissions at the source and/or absorbing emissions. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 22, 2021
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan defended his department's work on long-overdue offshore safety regulations, telling a committee of Senators on Feb. 9 that policymakers in his department needed enough time to get them right. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 22, 2021
Opinion | BY INDEPENDENT SENATOR ROSA GALVEZ | February 22, 2021
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan defended his department's work on long-overdue offshore safety regulations, telling a committee of Senators on Feb. 9 that policymakers in his department needed enough time to get them right. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Together, solar and wind power generation have doubled their share of the global power mix in only the last five years, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Together, solar and wind power generation have doubled their share of the global power mix in only the last five years, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Protesters gather for an anti-climate change rally on Parliament Hill on Sept. 27, 2019. The CIB and other federal vehicles financing the recovery must adopt a rigorous and practical climate test which minimally includes the requirement to have a plan to reach net-zero emissions by latest 2050, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Protesters gather for an anti-climate change rally on Parliament Hill on Sept. 27, 2019. The CIB and other federal vehicles financing the recovery must adopt a rigorous and practical climate test which minimally includes the requirement to have a plan to reach net-zero emissions by latest 2050, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured on West Block. Ottawa has started putting requirements on climate-risk disclosure and plans to reach climate goals in some of its COVID financing and focused a  specific oil and gas program on environmental remediation to maintain employment, writes Independent Senator Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured on West Block. Ottawa has started putting requirements on climate-risk disclosure and plans to reach climate goals in some of its COVID financing and focused a  specific oil and gas program on environmental remediation to maintain employment, writes Independent Senator Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has the opportunity to lead by example to take concrete action against single-use plastics, writes Independent Senator Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has the opportunity to lead by example to take concrete action against single-use plastics, writes Independent Senator Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
President Donald Trump during a meeting with some of the country's top politicians and public officials in the Oval office in March. Mr. Trump has decided to pull the United States out the international Paris climate agreement. Photograph by Benjamin Applebaum courtesy of the White House
President Donald Trump during a meeting with some of the country's top politicians and public officials in the Oval office in March. Mr. Trump has decided to pull the United States out the international Paris climate agreement. Photograph by Benjamin Applebaum courtesy of the White House