Next week Toronto is hosting the Climate Summit of the Americas to work on securing commitments to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions and striving for low-carbon economies. There will also be an Economic Forum held the same week that aims to foster dialogue on global and national economic issues and promote business development and international cooperation.
Before these events take place, Toronto activists want to make their voices heard to leaders and decision-makers attending the summits. Thousands are expected to take to the streets in The March for Jobs, Justice and Climate on July 5th, a collaboration of a coalition of 30 Toronto activist groups demanding “an economy where workers win, communities have more democratic control, and those most impacted and impoverished are the first in line to benefit. An economy that honours Indigenous peoples’ rights and recognizes their role in protecting the land, air and water for everyone. An economy that respects the limits of the environment made clear by climate science.”
So if you’re for a more equitable new energy economy, grab some friends, take a stand and march with us on July 5th! Be sure to RSVP or sign up to volunteer if you want to get more involved.