System Change. Not Climate Change!

June 15th to 23rd:

Rio + 20 People's Summit

On June 15th 2012, the Quebecker delegation formed by Alternatives, the YMCA Québec and UniAlter flew off to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in the United Nations Summit on sustainable development, also known as Rio + 20. The Peoples Summit gathered delegations of different social movements from all over the world from June 17th to 23rd. Heads of state met to discuss of key environmental issues from June 20th to 22nd.

More information on Alternatives' activities in Rio here
More on the Québec Delegation to Rio here
News from Rio here

The Harper government has not only managed to torpedo the Kyoto Protocol but has also rejected all regulations on the emission of greenhouse gases. Harper’s ambitions have fired 700 experts at Environment Canada and seek to further erode Canadian livelihoods by doubling the development and exportation of bituminous sands, one of the most damaging industries in the world that targets our ecosystem.
Our mission: “Change the System, not the climate!"

The will of the people ought to be directed towards influencing our governments’ economic and social priorities towards climate change policies
Alternatives urges you to help us fight against unnatural climate changes! This contemporary site offers petitions, letters to deputies, public stands, and other options that we hope will persuade you to take a stand!

Let’s demand the full and active participation of the governments of Quebec and Canada in the Kyoto Protocol. We need the government to reorient the managing policies of natural resources towards a common good.

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1er aout 2012: Journée continentale d’action contre la gigantesque industrie extractive canadienne

1 August, 2012

Nous répondons à un appel fait par des communautés dans les pays du sud qui sont organisées et qui résistent aux pratiques d’exploitation et à la gigantesque industrie extractive des ressources. Les organisations ci-dessous, en solidarité avec les communautés gravement touchées par l’industrie extractive canadienne dans les Amériques appellent pour une journée continentale d’action le 1er août 2012 afin d’exiger de mettre fin aux pratiques d’exploitation minière injuste.