The KYOTOplus pledge is part of a national global warming petition campaign launched on Parliament Hill by a broad collective of environmental and public interest organizations.
Ottawa ( 02 April 2008) - Opposition party leaders Stéphane Dion, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton signed a historic pledge to fight climate change. The KYOTOplus pledge is part of a national global warming petition campaign launched on Parliament Hill by a broad collective of environmental and public interest organizations. The Prime Minister and Environment Minister John Baird were also invited to sign the pledge, but declined.
The National Union has endorsed the KYOTOplus campaign and urges each of it members to take part by signing the citizens petition. Go to www.kyotoplus.ca to electronically sign and help spread the word.
KYOTOplus will gather the pledges of citizens and politicians who want Canada to take a leadership role on global warming - both domestically and internationally. It calls on elected Canadian politicians to “work to ensure that Canada honours its Kyoto commitment and sets a national target of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent, relative to the 1990 level, by 2020."
The goal is one million signatures. In addition, the three opposition leaders are the first of what is hoped to be a majority of Canadian politicians committing to doing the right thing on climate change. KYOTOplus gives Canadians the opportunity to mobilize and pressure their government to protect our climate.”