Climate change

We go to court to keep fossil fuels in the ground and accelerate the shift to clean energy sources.

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At Ecojustice, we take on dirty energy projects that threaten ecosystems, put people at risk, and increase Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. In courtrooms and at public hearings, we work with our clients to challenge the short-term thinking that will lock us into a fossil fuel economy for another generation.

Climate change is a serious humanitarian threat, and we go to court to keep fossil fuels in the ground and to accelerate the shift to clean energy options. We push for strong, enforceable emission reduction targets and put pressure on our governments to ensure that their actions live up to their words. And, we don’t shy away from going to court to to slow fossil fuel projects, like pipelines and coal transfer stations.

We know that a sustainable economy relies on a healthy environment – and vice versa. The time is ripe to shift from fossil fuels to renewable resources. Through our groundbreaking lawsuits, we are tipping the balance towards clean energy sources for generations to come.

Together, we will make meaningful action on climate change a reality.

Climate change blog posts

Climate change

Ecojustice jumps into the national battle over carbon pricing

Climate change

The state of play: Climate Change in December 2018

Climate change cases

In Progress

Fighting to uphold federal jurisdiction over climate change action

In Progress

Fighting to ensure B.C. follows environmental assessment laws for unauthorized dams

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Challenging Ontario’s gutting of cap and trade program