Environment – Climate Emergency

CFUW Advocacy Package

CFUW POLICY ADOPTED AUGUST 2020

Climate Emergency – Declarations and Action Plans – 2020

CFUW Stratford

RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) urge provinces, territories, municipalities, and other community groups and organizations to declare a climate emergency if they have not already done so;

RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) urge the Government of Canada, the provinces and territories, municipalities and other community organizations, and the corporate sector to follow the climate emergency declaration by drafting and implementing measurable action plans, based on science and social justice, that work urgently to mitigate the factors creating this climate crisis and to also prepare for the unavoidable consequences such as floods, fires, storms, climate refugees, food and water insecurity, and social conflict.

RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) foster relationships with Indigenous peoples for climate advocacy and urge governments, organizations, and advocates for the development and implementation of climate action plans to collaborate with Indigenous peoples and respect their leadership and traditional knowledge as long-time stewards of the environment.

RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) urge all levels of governments to put the safety of women and children first in all actions to address climate emergencies and include women in the decision making, recognizing that women and children are disproportionately affected in climate emergencies.