THE SOCIAL JUSTICE
"PEOPLE & PLANET FIRST"
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companies based in Canada are contributing to human rights abuse and environmental damage around the world;
people who protest these abuses and defend their rights are often harassed, attacked, or killed. Indigenous peoples, women, and marginalized groups are especially under threat;
Canada encourages but does not require companies to prevent such harms in their global operations and supply chains.
While global leaders are in the COP26 meetings talking about how to tackle climate change, more and more activists are being threatened and killed for protecting the forests, waters, and biodiversity that our people and our planet are most in need of.
The most vulnerable members of our human family are bearing the largest burden, dealing with the worst impacts of climate change and facing negative effects of ill-planned, top-down climate “solutions”.
We know the choices we are making today will shape our communities, our economy, our health and the health of our planet for years to come, so let’s make sure our transition is towards a just economy that addresses integral human development. How can we make sure human rights are respected and environmental harm avoided as we improve our global and national climate policies?
We must make sure that people and the planet are at the centre of our just recovery.