Fossil Finance 101

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Bank regulation may sound dry and technical, but it's actually a powerful tool in the fight against climate change!

Canada's 5 big banks are the top financiers of oil and gas, and they've proven time and again that they won't regulate themselves to meet climate targets without outside pressure.

That's why we need our government to pass strong rules to bring banks in line with climate science as soon as possible. And we need your help.

Join us for an info-session with Julie Segal, Climate Finance Senior Manager at Environmental Defence, to learn more about bank regulation and why it's a crucial part of the fight to stop fossil fuel funding. You don't need any finance knowledge to get involved -- you just have to be a parent, grandparent or caregiver who cares. 

This session will cover:

  • The link between finance and climate change

  • Why we need bank regulation

  • Current solutions (i.e. the Climate-Aligned Finance Act)

  • Actions you can take to support the campaign for better regulation

Meet our presenter:

Julie works as Senior Manager, Climate Finance at Environmental Defence, where she advances climate-related financial policy and regulation. She previously managed a portfolio of impact investments at the McConnell Foundation. Her career combines sustainable finance and climate advocacy. She sits on the investment advisory committee of The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and is an Associate at Youth Climate Lab. She’s won national and global awards for her work integrating environmental justice into sustainable finance, including winning First Prize Paper in the Ethics & Trust in Finance Global Prize and being named a Top 30 Under 30 in Canada. Julie writes about climate finance in the media, volunteers with various community- and youth-led environmental groups, and advises foundations on strategies for impact investing. Julie completed a Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University.