Climate Change

Climate justice, climate change mitigation and adaptation

NFU sends Ag Ministers input for next agriculture policy framework
In advance of the annual conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers to be held in Calgary, July 20-22, 2016, the National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a letter to each of the ministers with input regarding the next agriculture policy framework. Read more
Letter to PM about meeting Paris Agreement commitments
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Email: Dear Prime Minister: RE: Meeting Canada’s Paris Agreement commitments in tackling climate change and transitioning to a low carbon economy () supports Canada’s commitment to undertake action to keep global temperatures from rising more than Read more
NFU Endorses LEAP Manifesto
has endorsed the LEAP Manifesto. “2016 is a Leap Year, when we add a day to our calendars to bring them into sync with the earth’s revolution around the sun. Because it’s easier to change our human systems than to change the laws of nature” Visit the Leap Manifesto website for more information, including news, Read more
NFU to be part of climate change solutions in Manitoba
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanDeleau, MB—</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanThe National Farmer Union (NFU) is working with the Manitoba government to develop new ways for the province’s farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, and to reduce the impacts of climate change on our farms. Read more
System Change Grounded in Food Sovereignty at the 2015 Climate Talks in Paris
I participated in La Vía Campesina’s international delegation to the United Nations climate meeting (COP21) in Paris, France, from December 5 to 12,  2015.  It was evident that social movement activism is helping us move swiftly and peacefully away from fossil capitalism, with its climate crises, and toward a new social order that prioritizes food and energy sovereignty. Read more
NFU Submission to Manitoba Agriculture Risk Management Review Task Force
PDF Version Agriculture Risk Management Review Task Force809-401 York AveWinnipeg, ManitobaR3C 0P8 September 30, 2015 Read more
Emergency flood relief, infrastructure maintenance and climate policy all needed, says NFU
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(JULY 3, 2014,</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanDeleau, MB)</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span- Intense, widespread flooding in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba over the Canada Day weekend has caused unprecedented damage to farms, crops, farmland and rural infrastructure. The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges the federal and provincial governments to provide a stream-lined process to get emergency relief funds to all affected farmers as quickly as possible. Rural Municipalities must be funded to maintain and upgrade infrastructure to handle more frequent and severe storms. The NFU also calls upon all levels of government to implement effective greenhouse gas reduction policies to prevent the acceleration of climatic instability. “We know about spring flooding, but now we are also getting flooded by huge rainstorms that last for days. It’s like an inland hurricane,” said NFU Region 5 (MB) Coordinator, Ian Robson. Read more
Farmer Profile: Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta
A profile of farmer and NFU member Blake Hall, from Prairie Gold Pastured Meats, Alberta. Read more
Line 9 Reversal Approval Serves Enbridge’s Interests, not the Public’s, says NFU Ontario
<span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span </span<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(March 14, 2014 - Gananoque, ON) – When the National Energy Board approved Enbridge’s Line 9 project, which will reverse the flow and increase the pressure in the pipeline, it set conditions that protect the company’s financial interests while off-loading risks and costs onto the public, according to Rick Munroe of the National Farmers Union - Ontario (NFU-O). Read more