The UN’s latest climate report means a “death knell” for coal and fossil fuels. What role should Canada’s social sector play in a just transition?

Why It Matters

Communities forced to move away from fossil fuel industries for their local economy will see major social change if a transition plan doesn’t take social well-being, the identity of workers, and mental health services into account.

Indigenous communities were excluded from drafting Canada’s latest climate plans, report finds — here’s what social impact organizations can learn

Why It Matters

Indigenous communities play an important role in Canada’s climate policy. Without their meaningful participation in climate action by governments and the social impact sector, Indigenous leaders cannot bring their ideas to bear on a crisis that disproportionately affects them.

Activists say climate justice is the new climate action. Here’s what that means — and how to switch.

Why It Matters

The people who are most responsible for climate change are least impacted by it, and those who are most impacted have contributed the least to creating the crisis. If social impact organizations’ climate action doesn’t take this into account, it’s not only tone-deaf, but it’s ineffective.

Municipalities contribute 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions — this guide will help you push for change

Why It Matters

Municipalities create 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions produced in Canada. They also control much of the country’s economic development, greenspace allocation, and other major areas of opportunity for climate action. Informed and engaged local citizens could mean massive gains toward a brighter climate future.

This new non-profit will push for climate adaptation in Western Canada

Why It Matters

Canada’s Prairie region has been hit hard by climate change. It’s experienced 13 of Canada’s 20 most damaging weather related events since 1983. A central hub for data and tools to help governments, businesses and people adapt could be necessary for the region’s making it through the next few decades.

Climate change is having devastating impacts on human health. Here’s what healthcare organizations are doing to cope.

Why It Matters

The impact climate change has on human health is far from abstract. Rising temperatures, new diseases, and a decline in the ozone layer could significantly impact the health of Canadians. Health focused social impact organizations must adapt to the realities of the climate crisis.