Climate Change

Climate justice, climate change mitigation and adaptation

Imagine If: A Vision of a Near-Zero-Emission Farm and Food System for Canada
On March 18th, the National Farmers Union (NFU) released a new report: Imagine If… A Vision of a Near-Zero-Emission Farm and Food System for Canada.  The report takes a 2030 viewpoint and invites readers to imagine a wide range of positive policies and on-farm measures implemented in the 2020s to reduce food-system emissions and increase Read more
NFU announces new report: Imagine if – A Vision of a Near-Zero-Emission Farm and Food System for Canada
MEDIA NOTICE MARCH 18, 2021 EMISSIONS REDUCTION IN FARM AND FOOD SYSTEMS CAN BE PART OF A BRIGHT AND POSITIVE FUTURE: NEW REPORT SHOWS THE WAY SASKATOON, SK—A new report takes a 2030 viewpoint and invites readers to imagine a wide range of government policies and on-farm measures implemented throughout the 2020s to reduce food- Read more
Op-Ed: Regenerate Canada’s beef sector by addressing corporate concentration
By Iain Aitken In a recent report from Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), its president Bob Lowe stated that there is a critical need for better Business Risk Management tools for the beef sector. In addition to improving coverage for cow/calf producers by seeking the removal of the reference margin limit, he calls for raising the Read more
Submission to the Land Matters Advisory Committee
Presented to the Committee in Summerside, PEI, January 12, 2021 District I, Region 1 of the National Farmers Union is appreciative of the opportunity to appear before the Land Matters Committee. We will begin our presentation by familiarizing committee members with our organization. Formed in 1969 on the national stage, the National Farmers Union is Read more
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
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