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At its mid-year meeting in Innsbruck, Austria, CIDSE’s Board of Directors appointed Josianne Gauthier as new Secretary General of CIDSE and voted to add Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns as an associate member of the organisation.
Nearly a decade has passed since Canadian industry and civil society leaders recommended that their government create an ombudsperson to handle the grievances of people affected by Canadian oil, gas and mining companies operating overseas. Development and Peace has been at the forefront of this movement for access to justice for victims of human rights and environmental violations in that time.
The government of Canada recently announced that it rejected the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which would have cut through the protected forests in British Columbia, but approved two other pipelines, including the controversial Transmountain-Kinder Morgan project, despite staunch opposition by Indigenous communities and municipalities on whose land these pipelines will traverse. In addition, these projects run counter to the government’s commitment to the Paris Agreement to reduce GHG emissions by 2030.
Small Family Farmers: at the Heart of the Climate Justice, a Development and Peace publication,
November 2016 (available in EN − FR)
CIDSE Highlights Special Issue: World Social Forum 2016
Janelle Delorme, who started engaging in activism with Development & Peace since the young age of 12, is now a Regional animator for the region of Manitoba. She supports members in getting campaigns out in the parishes, educating the Canadians on different social justice issues that Development & Peace' partners from the global South are dealing with. At the World Social Forum, during the workshop “Climate Change: Continuing mobilization after Paris” she talked about youth mobilization in Canada.
Mamadou Goita is the Executive Director of the Institute for Research and the Promotion of Alternatives in Development (IRPAD/Afrique), based in Bamako, Mali. An active participant of the World Social Forum since its first edition in Porto Alegre, he participated in Montreal as a panelist in the workshop “Agroecology for a healthy planet” organized by Development & Peace with USC Canada, Union Paysanne and SUCO. On that occasion we had a chance to chat with him on the most pressing challenges of our time, on the possible alternatives, and on the role the World Social Forum can play.
Invitation to CIDSE World Social Forum Webinar, Friday 12 August 2016
Another world is needed- together it is possible!
Climate change is dramatically altering the planet as we know it. The poorest people contribute the least to climate change, yet are hit hardest by its impacts. Canadians have one of the highest carbon footprints in the world, so we have a responsibility to change course. It is time for us to address the root causes of climate change and help people adapt to its impacts.