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COP 23:  WILL THE UNITED STATES BE AT THE TABLE?

COP 23: WILL THE UNITED STATES BE AT THE TABLE?

Representatives of the members of the Arctic Council agreed on a draft statement covering the May 17 meeting of Council. Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland  noted the significance of the United States agreeing to the Council's statement that supported the Paris agreement on climate change. After the draft text was circulated to the US Government, Rex Tillerson, the head of the US delegation, requested[...]
Ottawa Chapter holds first Meeting

Ottawa Chapter holds first Meeting

A group of interested grandparents met on Tuesday at First United Church Ottawa to discuss the possibility of creating a chapter of For Our Grandchildren in Ottawa. To introduce 4RG we presented this video taken at several events that 4RG has previously previously arranged. Because Guy failed to connect the sound correctly everyone listened very carefully. We all presented a bit[...]
Get Ready for it!

Get Ready for it!

When President Trump was elected, 4RG anticipated that the US would not contribute anything useful to the development of international climate change policy and sound environmental measures over the next 4 years. In fact the future effort to check climate change may more seriously effected. We expect that tomorrow (or soon thereafter) the US will formally withdraw from the Paris Accord. We don't[...]
NAFTA and Climate Change

NAFTA and Climate Change

  In his election campaign, President Trump stated that he would “tear up” the Paris Accord.  More recently he has criticized the Accord for imposing on the US a high level of pledge to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), an United Nations institution that finances impoverished countries to reduce GHG emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. He referred to this burden on[...]