Climate Change

Climate justice, climate change mitigation and adaptation

Saskatchewan can achieve net-zero electricity by 2035
The world is beginning to recognize the benefits of decarbonizing. We must stop burning fossil fuels to prevent dangerous climate change, but there are also many benefits from the necessary Read more
Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada: Third Edition
The most detailed report of its kind, Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada: A Comprehensive Analysis (3rd Edition) subdivides Canadian agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and soil-carbon changes into 42 Read more
Agricultural GHG Emissions, A Comprehensive Analysis: New NFU report
SASKATOON, SK—The National Farmers Union (NFU) today released the Third Edition of its report: Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada: A Comprehensive Assessment. The most detailed report of its kind, Read more
18 Reasons Why Agricultural Soil Carbon Offsets are the Wrong Approach to the Climate Crisis, and What We Should Do Instead
In this bold and blunt 17-page report the National Farmers Union (NFU) in 18 concise points, we expose the false solutions— that offset protocols, offset projects, and emissions trading are ineffectual, illegitimate, and damaging. The NFU urges the Canadian government to shelve plans for soil-based offset protocols. With sound research, the NFU provides the clear reasoning as to why offsets are ineffective. This then informs the ten policy recommendations that could address the climate crisis while simultaneously providing real, meaningful change for farms and farmers.  Read more
To the editor—Enough is enough. It’s time to ditch fossil fuels in order to save ourselves
To the editor, Twenty-five years ago, when I started writing for the National Farmers Union about the harmful effects of putting more CO2 into the air, I didn’t think global Read more
Intense wildfires across Canada demand immediate action: A statement from the President of the National Farmers Union
At no time in my memory have so many fires ravaged so much of our country at one time. This unprecedented “fire season” follows other extraordinary weather and fire events Read more
Canadian Agriculture: The Challenge of Achieving Authentic Sustainability
How provincial rules help or hinder regional meat production
On December 12, 2022, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the beginning of a process to create a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS). Agriculture and Agri-Food Read more
Guidance to providing your input to AAFC’s Sustainable Agriculture Strategy
The NFU has created a guideline for how you might want to respond to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) questionnaire towards developing a 25-year Sustainable Agriculture Strategy. Use this as Read more
Sustainable Agriculture Strategy—8 Things You Need to Know
The federal government and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have initiated a process to develop a 25-year Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS).  The NFU is one of 21 organizations on the Read more
NFU going cross-country to film 40 sustainable farms
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is teaming up with award-winning documentary filmmakers, Tamer Soliman and Sarah Douglas, of March Forth Creative Inc. to produce and present Depth of Field: Films Read more