Climate Change

Climate justice, climate change mitigation and adaptation

NFU applauds government for taking action on nitrogen fertilizer emissions
Woodlawn, ON—On December 11, the federal government released its plan: A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy: Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan to Create Jobs and Support People, Communities, and the Planet.  As part of that plan, the federal government will: Set a national emission reduction target of 30% below 2020 levels from fertilizers and work with Read more
Join us at a Manitoba Workshop of climate, food & farming: Nov 19, 2020
Learn and discuss the climate crisis, food & farming in Manitoba at this workshop on November 19, 2020.  Great speakers with evidence-based content to challenge your thinking and motivate action.  The NFU is pleased to be connecting with our many great partners in Manitoba:  CCPA, MB Climate Action Team, MB Eco-Network, and the Winnipeg Food Read more
NFUniversity Climate Class: Understanding Emissions Trading, Carbon Markets, and Offsets
Emissions trading, carbon markets, offset protocols, and natural climate solutions
Click here to register Join us for the inaugural NFUniversity Climate Class, where we will take a critical look at emissions trading and carbon markets. About this Event Is it a good idea to use financial markets to trade soil carbon sequestration credits or tree planting credits to companies like Exxon in order to enable Read more
Food and Farming in a Climate Emergency
Webinar Topic – Food and Farming in a Climate Emergency Description – The climate crisis will impact Manitoba farms and food systems, but it’s also a chance to restructure and reimagine how we farm and feed our province. Join the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba Office, the National Farmers Union, the Manitoba Eco-Network, Read more
PEI’s Land and Water Need Protection, says NFU
The concerns surrounding our land can’t be separated from the usage of water. If exploitation of the land is allowed to continue, then exploitation of water will increase. The NFU takes the position that if the role of water is to be extended in agriculture production, then its usage must be a regulated part of a far broader strategy that addresses stewardship of the land and the greater good of farmers, the environment, and rural communities. Read more
What to know about climate change
The greatest threat to Canadian agriculture is climate change. Unless all nations slash greenhouse gas emissions, Canadian farmers will face large temperature increases, intensifying droughts and floods, the loss of export markets as foreign economies falter and disruptive domestic government responses. Here are eight things farmers need to know about climate change and emissions reduction: Read more
Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2020
In this issue … Part 1 Messages from the Editorial Committee, NFU President Katie Ward (bilingual), Women’s President Coral Sproule and Regional Reports Articles: Part 2 National Convention information The winds of change are blowing harder: COVID-19 update on peasants, rural workers and other marginalized groups Is Gene Editing the End of GMOs?  —by Lucy Sharratt Read more
Union Farmer Newsletter: October 2020
Articles in this issue: Seed Canada vote signals farmers can’t be taken for granted; Hairy canola— a big deal!; Solving climate crisis key to saving family farms: NFU has lead role in both struggles; More local, regional abattoir capacity needed; Alberta changes legislation to allow more on-farm slaughtering Read more
NFU welcomes Throne Speech attention to climate change, gender, anti-racism and rural connectivity
In Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne, the National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased that farmers and ranchers were recognized as “key partners in the fight against climate change” and stated that in the coming session of Parliament there will be support for our efforts to reduce emissions and build resilience. “Highlighting that farmers and ranchers are able and willing to make a positive difference for the climate is a critical step forward for Canada,” said Katie Ward, NFU President. “As a member of the Farmers for Climate Solutions coalition we have been working hard to raise public awareness, and are glad the Prime Minister heard our voice.” Read more
Climate Change
Climate change is arguably the most crucial issue of our time. Agriculture is directly affected by climate change, but is also a major greenhouse gas emitter globally. We need to change our practices to adapt and reduce our emissions. Read more