This global movement is making its way to municipalities across Canada, with parents involved at every step!
The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty is an international campaign calling on governments at every level to commit to phasing out fossil fuels and supporting a just transition. Here's a link to more info.
Vancouver was the first city in the world to endorse the FFNPT, and now its neighbours in New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby have all joined, along with Victoria and Powell River, BC. Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Gatineau city councils have all endorsed the treaty as well. They've joined cities across the US, Australia, the European Union, the UK and Costa Rica.
What can you do?
- Encourage your municipality to endorse the FFNPT. You can start this on your own but it's much easier with a group. Let us know if you want to take this on in your community - we can connect you with a For Our Kids team or other parents in your area and link you to resources to get started. Email: [email protected].
- If your municipality has already endorsed the treaty, encourage them to take it further, to provincial and federal levels of government. Canada could be a leader in this movement internationally. Resources are available here.
- Learn more and start talking about why endorsing the FFNPT is a public health-care issue.